Nail Biting is also known as onychophagia, and is often described as a symptom of anxiety or a nervous habit. Nail biting can result in people being self-conscious about their hands, and in extreme cases can lead to sore and bleeding fingers. Nail biting can also result in transferring bacteria into the mouth, can lead to a skin infection around the nails called paronychia, nail biting damages the teeth by causing shifting, weakening and premature wear.
Recently a study found that nail biting in young people occurred when working on difficult problems or boredom which may reflect a particular emotional state. In reality there are numerous triggers for people to bite their nails. Nail biting is a very common habit and it’s one that is difficult to break because nail biting is comforting to the person doing it and the brain likes to hold on to habits that it believes are providing comfort....
Melbourne Hypnotherapist Georgina Mitchell was born in Ireland, moving to Australia in 1989. Georgina Specialises in helping people with Anxiety Disorders and is an active member of the Melbourne Hypnotherapy Community. In Melbourne Hypnosis is being accepted as effective tool for anyone wanting to achieve a positive change in Mood, Behaviour and Habit.
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