Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
Penmai eMagazine November! | All Issues

User Tag List

Like Tree4Likes
  • 3 Post By vijigermany
  • 1 Post By Yamunan

Nail biting to be classified as a mental disorder?


Discussions on "Nail biting to be classified as a mental disorder?" in "Psychological Problems" forum.


  1. #1
    vijigermany's Avatar
    vijigermany is online now Supreme Ruler's of Penmai
    Gender
    Female
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    97,163

    Nail biting to be classified as a mental disorder?

    Nail biting to be classified as a mental disorder?

    Nail biting, perceived as a mere habit, may soon be classified as a fullfledged obsessive-compulsive disorder, experts say.

    Millions of people around the world suffer from a selfmutilating and often painful addiction to biting their nails, which can be harder to quit than smoking cigarettes, but is often overlooked as a relatively benign habit, the Daily Mail reported.

    The American Psychiatric Association is preparing to change the designation of nail biting from 'not otherwise classified' , to 'obsessive compulsive disorder' (OCD) in its upcoming issue of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

    Habits that are commonly associated with OCD include repetitive hand-washing and hair-pulling .

    The disease is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears that lead to such repetitive behaviours . "Nail biting isn't a disorder unless it is distressing and meets a certain clinical level of severity," said Carol Mathews, a psychiatrist at the University of California , San Francisco.

    Similar Threads:

    Sponsored Links
    Parasakthi, Aarushi and Mals like this.

  2. #2
    Yamunan's Avatar
    Yamunan is offline Registered User
    Blogger
    Commander's of Penmai
    Gender
    Female
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    chennai
    Posts
    1,221
    Blog Entries
    3

    Re: Nail biting to be classified as a mental disorder?

    Oh My God!!!! Appo enakkum aaa

    Parasakthi likes this.

  3. #3
    Mals's Avatar
    Mals is offline Guru's of Penmai
    Gender
    Female
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Navi Mumbai
    Posts
    5,286

    Re: Nail biting to be classified as a mental disorder?

    I never do this.........


loading...

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Like It?
Share It!







Follow Penmai on Twitter