Do you have a habit of biting my nails? If yes, addiction may prove more difficult to break than smoking. However, people often ignore them because nail biting habit is considered benign. Though addiction nail biting is more than just a bad habit.

The experts clarify nail biting addiction is a mental disorder obsessive-compulsive disorder. Reported by Dailymail, the American Psychiatric Association is preparing to turn a nail-biting of the ‘not classified’ to ‘obsessive compulsive disorder’ in an upcoming edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Habits are commonly associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as repeated hand washing, hair pulling, including disease characterized unreasonable thoughts and fears that lead to repetitive behaviors or repeated.

Medical experts assured the occasional nail biting is not indicative of disturbance. “Just like pulling hair, pinching, and biting nails is not a disorder but a sad, and meet certain clinical severity,” said a psychiatrist at the University of California, San Francisco, Carol Mathews, MD.

Nail biting is considered severe when it becomes destructive habits alias when bad habits damage user’s hand or cause recurrent infections. Sometimes the hand and fingers were bitten can be infected, but more often, a habit that causes an increased risk of contracting colds and other illnesses because it encourages the spread of germs from the nails to the lips and mouth.

How to “Nail biters” who want to quit their addiction might be able to smear lemon juice or hot sauce on their fingers. It is believed to reduce the habit of putting their fingers into their mouths. The former nail biter who successfully quit the habit helped explain them of “disorder” it by wrapping nails using a tape (tape / plaster) or Band-Aids.