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I'm an adult who has a BFRB. Does that mean my child will get a BFRB?

Research shows that some people may have an inherited predisposition to skin picking or hair pulling. Several studies have shown a higher number of BFRBs in immediate family members of persons with skin picking or hair pulling than would be expected in the general population. However, this does not mean your child will develop a BFRB; there are a number of other factors that are involved, such as temperament, environment, age of onset, and family stress factors.