Nail biting, also known as onychophagy or onychophagia, is an oral compulsive
habit. .... Nail biting may cause multiple adverse conditions". Postgrad Med.
WebMD explains the reasons for nail biting and provides tips to help you stop the
Oct 1, 2012 ... "She truly could not control herself, despite the pain that it was causing, despite
the disfigurement. And nail biting sort of forever fell off my radar ...
Jul 10, 2014 ... I propose that there is no special cause of nail biting – not breastfeeding, chronic
anxiety or a lack of motherly love. The advantage of this move ...
May 7, 2012 ... Likely there are a plethora of reasons why people bite their nails, and if you have
first hand experience as a biter you likely are aware of what ...
Your child may bite his nails for any number of reasons – curiosity, boredom,
stress relief, habit, or imitation. Nail-biting is the most common of the so-called ...
Mar 13, 2015 ... Are you mindlessly twisting your hair or biting your nails as you read this ...
damaging than many people realize — as an underlying cause.
Mar 17, 2014 ... There are a million reasons why people bite their nails. For me, it was a way to
deal with the tremendous anxiety that I didn't know how to deal ...
No one knows for sure what causes onychophagia (the medical name for nail
biting) or why it starts at such young ages. Stress and medical issues are listed as
Jul 1, 2015 ... Many people think of nail biting as a nervous habit, but the driving force ... theory
that stress is far from the sole cause of these compulsions.