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    A category of related diseases known as body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) is distinguished by recurrent, body-damaging self-grooming habits. Usually, people engage in these actions as a coping mechanism for worry, stress, or other emotional states. BFRBs are seen as a form of impulse control disorder and frequently entail the person acting out the behavior without being aware of it or having any control over it.

    1. Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder) is characterized by compulsive hair-pulling, which can cause visible hair loss and possible scalp injury. Before pulling their hair, people with trichotillomania frequently experience tension or anxiety, and they may feel relief or pleasure afterward.
    2. Skin damage, scars, or infections can arise from repetitively picking at one’s skin, which is known as dermatillomania (Skin Picking Disorder). Skin picking is often a reaction to perceived flaws or irregularities on the skin and can be brought on by stress or worry.