Trying to Change a Bad Habit

An introduction to causes and treatment of nail biting.

This paper examines how nail biting overtly appears to be an insignificant and a common bad habit and how medical and psychological research does not have the same opinion on the correct rationale for the behavior. It shows how research findings point to the fact that the bad habit of nail biting can be a consequence of a number of medical ailments such as nervous tension or constant worry but can also be merely an ordinary bad habit. Remedy of this bad habit varies according to the individual however, frequent grooming and the sense of self care play a vital role in effectively eradicating nail biting.
“In most cases, nail biters relieve their tensions by biting nails. Thus this habit is taken to be a tension reliever by most people. In individuals who are not accustomed to nail biting, the habit can be generated through any sort of discord in their family, group of friends, workmates, or school colleagues.

On the whole, the habit of nail biting is a replacement of one drawback with another problem, based on the reason of the nail biter. Ninety nine percent of individuals who are into the habit of nail biting either have inconsiderable issues that bring about anxiety, or have this as an unchanging habit. Very few nail biters have deeper emotional complexities that result in nail biting (McClanahan, 1995).”