Compulsive cheek biting
Compulsive cheek biting: Introduction
Compulsive cheek biting: A form of obsessive compulsive disorder where a person compulsively bite their own cheeks. Sufferers can feel the pain they inflict on themselves but the feelings of gratification and stress relief prevent them from stopping. The severity and extent of damage to the cheek is variable. Stress and anxiety can trigger the cheek biting.
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causes, and treatments of Compulsive cheek biting is available below.
Symptoms of Compulsive cheek biting
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Treatments for Compulsive cheek biting
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Compulsive cheek biting:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Mental Health (Adults): Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Compulsive cheek biting?
Compulsive cheek biting: Related Patient Stories
Causes of Compulsive cheek biting
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Compulsive cheek biting: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Compulsive cheek biting
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been
overlooked...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians.
Many patients with...read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or
have a...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders).
Failure to diagnose these...read more »
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Compulsive cheek biting: Research Doctors & Specialists
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- Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists:
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Hospitals & Clinics: Compulsive cheek biting
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Compulsive cheek biting: Rare Types
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Compulsive cheek biting: Broader Related Topics
Types of Compulsive cheek biting
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