It indicates a repetitive neurological and psychological state of a certain body-focused activity that some people may practice without boredom or fatigue even if it reaches the point of harming oneself.

While researchers highlight these currently increasing behaviors, new research suggests that 5% of people in the world suffer from the disorder, called BFRBDS, which can have genetic connotations linked to family members with mood changes and constant anxiety.

According to the medical journal "Gamma", which published the results of the research, some simple strategies and easy tricks may reduce these bad habits and mitigate their negative effects on the body through a simple technique that relies on changing these behaviors with a gentle touch.

Mental and neurological health experts believe that biting nails, rubbing fingers and others, can be a temporary condition that goes away relatively, but it may develop into a serious and long-term problem, for example, biting the nail is a pathological oral habit, which cannot be controlled and is harmful to the nails and surrounding tissues.

On this subject, the consultant psychiatrist, Dr. Osama Al-Nuaimi, explains, in an interview with the morning program on Sky News Arabia:

  • Such actions are made involuntarily and unintentionally by the person concerned.
  • This movement is achieved when under stress or when inadvertent.
  • · Feeling ashamed and embarrassed if alerted by the other party.
  • The causes of behavioral disorder are divided into two types: genetic and non-hereditary.
  • The presence of other causes related to stress, anxiety and being under stress.
  • The appearance of behavioral disorder in early years of life (between 13 and 14 years) and is more frequent in the female group than males.
  • The need for the family to intervene to explain the harms of such bad habits and train them to get rid of them early.

Methods and measures adopted by the family to help quit such habits:

  • The need to study the framework surrounding the child to reveal the reasons for the emergence of this habit and try to surround and protect them.
  • Adopt soft and gentle ways without compulsion to help children quit and stay away from these bad habits.
  • These habits can be classified under the list of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • In the face of the daily stress and anxiety that some people are experiencing, such habits have become the only outlet for them to stay away from these pressures.
  • The need for awareness and psychological strengthening to resist pressures.
  • The pandemic has proven that everyone is vulnerable to mental illnesses, including addictive diseases, whose effects on our societies continue to this day.