Beware With Habit of Bite Nail !

Beware With Habit of Bite Nail ! - If you feel you have the habit of nail biting, should begin to be vigilant. It's not impossible, this habit is one sign that something is wrong with your mental health.


Most people today still consider the behavior of nail biting is simply a bad habit, but not too dangerous. However, this view should be changed. The mental health expert or psychiatrist in the United States is now assessing the behavior of nail biting as things that must be observed and wary.

As reported Medicaldaily, mental health agencies American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) from next year will categorize nail biter as one of the traits of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Nail biting by health experts study it can be harmful to human health. According to the Mayo Clinic, nail biting is not only bad in terms of hygiene, but also can lead to infections of the skin, increasing the risk of influenza, and other infections due to the spread of bacteria from the nail and finger.

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) itself is known as one form of anxiety disorder. OCD can cause a person to get stuck in the habit of doing something over and over again to quell anxiety. Many people with OCD are stuck in a rut, thinking that made him stress, and fears that are difficult to control. They had to perform certain rituals to control the situation so that they re comfortable.

Those who have the habit of nail biting is obsessive, this is not necessarily caused by nails, but other factors such as pressure or stress. In recent years, nail biting is not classified as OCD. However, from next year the assessment will be changed. Those who had a habit of biting nails, wash your hands or constantly feel the need to tidy up his shoes will be categorized as people who suffer from OCD.

Experts suggest, if you include the usual nail biting, immediately consult a doctor or psychiatrist.

To stop nail biting behavior, you can also try to avoid the causes that trigger the habit. For example, when you are bored, try to find healthy ways to cope with stress and anxiety. Strive to maintain your nails are always cut short and neat, or hands and mouth busy with other activities such as playing music or chew gum.