What is a clear definition of what makes nail baiting a
habit and what makes a disorder? And how to to assess a person to
determine which category they fall into when doing Between-Subjects Methods?
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Nail biting as a habit
Biting fingernails can be a habit that usually starts from childhood. 60 percent of children and and 45 percent of teenagers bite nails.Some people bite nails without realizing it
Nail biting as a disorder
Nail biting can also result from anxiety or boredom.It is usually a strange way to react from anxiety and stress.But it is perhaps the most common way adults and children react when they feel tension.
Assessing a person who is used to nail biting can have deformed nails which is as result of biting nails for a long time
also nail biting can cause nails to be red .this can be as a result of biting nails due to disorder or just a habit.
In rare cases nail biting maybe a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder(OCD) which can be treated from medication
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