onychotillomania

onychotillomania

 [on″ĭ-ko-til″o-ma´ne-ah]
compulsive picking or tearing at the nails.

on·y·chot·il·lo·ma·ni·a

(on'i-kot'i-lō-mā'nē-ă),
A tendency to pick at the nails.
[onycho- + G. tillō, to pluck, + mania, insanity]

onychotillomania

/on·y·cho·til·lo·ma·nia/ (on″ĭ-ko-til″o-ma´ne-ah) compulsive picking or tearing at the nails.

onychotillomania

[on′ikōtil′əmā′nē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, onyx, nail, tillein, to pluck, mania, madness
a nervous habit of picking at the nails to the point of tissue damage (i.e., bleeding).

on·y·chot·il·lo·ma·ni·a

(on'i-kot'i-lō-mā'nē-ă)
A tendency to pick at the nails.
[onycho- + G. tillō, to pluck, + mania, insanity]

onychotillomania

habitual biting or picking (i.e. self-harming) of the nail unit, characterized by central plate dystrophy (i.e. longitudinal band of transverse central ridges), discoloration and loss of central part of eponychium
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9 percent had onychotillomania, a compulsive neurosis in which a person picks constantly at the nails or tries to tear them off.
LISBON-Applying a fast-drying cyanoacrylate glue to the proximal nail fold once or twice weekly is an inexpensive and effective treatment for the habit-tic condition of onychotillomania.
Cognitive-behavioral techniques that address dysfunctional cognitions (thought patterns) or behaviors (actions) can be useful for skin disorders with a significant psychosomatic or behavioral component, such as the picking component of acne excoriee, scratching in atopic dermatitis, habits such as lip licking or biting, hyperhidrosis, lichen simplex chronicus, neurotic excoriations, onychotillomania, trichotillomania, and psychosomatic triggering or exacerbation of urticaria.
Other self-destructive psychodermatoses include factitious cheilitis (compulsive destruction of the lips), onychotillomania (compulsive destruction of the nails), onychotillophagia (compulsive eating of the nails), trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling), and trichotillophagia (compulsive hair eating).