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Sunday, July 9 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
'Picking, Pulling, and Biting: The Basics of Body-focused Behaviors (BFRBs)'

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Body-focused Repetitive Behaviors include such problems as Hair-Pulling Disorder (Trichotillomania), Excoriation Disorder (compulsive skin-picking), and severe nail-biting. They can be found to be comorbid with OCD to a high degree, and were previously thought by many to be forms of OCD. These are much misunderstood problems, and accurate information and good treatment can still be hard to find. This presentation will seek to explain the differences between these disorders and OCD, how they may best be treated, and how to seek effective help as an informed consumer.


Charles Mansueto, PhD

TLC Scientific Advisory Board, Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington
Charles S. Mansueto, PhD, is founder and director of the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he has been involved in the study and treatment of hundreds of BFRB sufferers. He is a founding member of TLC's Scientific Advisory Board and also... Read More →
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Fred Penzel, PhD

Executive Director, Western Suffolk Psychological Services

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