Nail Biting

Onychophagia/nail biting

Nail-biting causes physical damage to the nails and skin around the fingers. It is a bodily focussed repetitive behaviour (BFRB) that can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction with the appearance of the hands and self consciousness in social situations.

Woman biting nails and looking worried  

Main reasons for nail-biting

Research shows that nail-biting occurs more when a person is:

  • Feeling anxious or stressed about something specific
  • Feeling bored
  • Spending time alone
  • Feeling an urge to be active whilst relaxing
  • Feeling prevented from undertaking actions considered important

Breaking the habit 

Why not book a free consultation and explore how I can help you to enjoy the sense of personal satisfaction and social confidence that comes from possessing attractive and well cared for nails.