Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB) and tic disorders

BFRBs are disorders of repetitive body-focused movements, like hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (excoriation), nail biting, tic behaviors (such as Tourettes or tic disorders) and others. Note that Autism Spectrum Disorder repetitive behaviors (like self-soothing rocking) do not fall under this category. This treatment involves habit reversal training, or learning competing responses to inhibit the occurrence of problematic behaviors.