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How Do You Deal With Hair-Pulling And Skin-Picking Compulsions?

If you deal with trichotollomania, excoriation, or another body-focused repetitive behavior, we want to hear your tips.

Dealing with a body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) like compulsive hair-pulling or skin-picking can be exhausting and frustrating, to say the least.

So we want to know: Outside of professional treatment, what things have been invaluable in dealing with your pulling or picking compulsions?

Maybe you keep track of every day you go without pulling or picking and reward yourself after a streak.

Or maybe you rely on fiddle jewelry to keep your fingers busy.

Maybe you keep a collection of fabric scraps handy to destroy when you really need to pick or pull.

Or maybe you've discovered ways to camouflage the effects to help reduce anxiety during recovery.

Share what has worked best for you in the comments below and your response could appear in an upcoming BuzzFeed Health post!