Select a minimum of three (no more than five) different research reports on a relevant topic of interest in the field of psychology (nail biting as a mental disorder). Make sure to use scholarly sources in your bibliography (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles, specific research studies reported in academic books, etc.). In addition, make sure that the sources are current (published within the last five years).© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 8:14 am ad1c9bdddf
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While onychophagia or chronic nail biting is often overlooked in daily clinical practices, experts deem it as a true mental disorder based on its diagnostic traits, connection to anxiety, and decreased quality of life for patients, as research attests:
Pacan, P., Reich, A., Grzesiak, M., & Szepietowski, J. C. (2014). Onychophagia is associated with impairment of quality of life. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 94(6), 703-706.
First, it can be deemed as a mental disorder based on its diagnostic criteria. For example, research shows that Onychophagia seems to be a variant of compulsion (703). "According to the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases and Health Related Problems - 10th ...
400 words of notes and references are reported to summarize nail biting as a possible mental disorder.