Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Nailbiting

itive Behavior Therapy and Nailbiting
This 4 page report discusses the cognitive behavior therapy model of psychiatric care and the problem of chronic chewing on fingernails and cuticles. Behaviors that may be dismissed as little more than a “nervous habit” or a childish defense or self-comforting mechanism are representative of deeper anxieties or concerns on the part of the individual with the behavior. In this paper, excessive fingernail cuticle biting is used as an example of such a behavior and how cognitive behavior therapy can serve as a means for dealing with the problem. Bibliography lists 3 sources.