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Sometimes the habits people develop to deal with stress or boredom become embarrassing, or destructive to their bodies. Skin picking, hair-pulling, and cheek and nail-biting are a few examples of habits people often want to stop, but find the urge to engage in irresistible. These behaviors may occur consistently throughout the day, or in less frequent but more sustained periods that can last for a few hours. Treatment for these types of habits includes learning adaptive ways of coping with stress, as well as behavioral exercises to learn to tolerate the urges without giving in.