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HPER H263- hperbehav

HPER H263- hperbehav - HPER H263 Personal Health...

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HPER H263: Personal Health Explanation of behavior change As early as I can remember, I have always been picking at some part of my body, whether it is my hair or my skin. For the past four years it has been my hair, distinctly in the form of splitting my ends. It has become a daily obstacle in my life, interfering with my ability to finish tasks and to have a productive and healthy life. After researching the topic in relation to my behaviors, I have concluded that I exhibit symptoms of an impulse control disorder known as Trichotillomania. An Impulse Control Disorder can be loosely defined as the failure to resist an impulsive act or behavior that may be harmful to self or others. (Hucker 2005). Trichotillomania is a category of this behavior. It is also to Related Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB) that are in the family of skin picking, nail biting, and cheek biting. Symptoms of Trichotillomania that I exhibit include the inability to the resist the urge to pull hair—the form I exhibit is hair splitting instead of pulling, a mounting tension prior to pulling [splitting] one’s hair, a sense of gratification afterwards, and a significant impact on one’s daily functioning (Center For Emotional Health). Like myself, many people that have some symptoms of this disorder do not intentionally want
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