Hannah Pescaru

Hannah Pescaru

Hannah Pescaru is a current junior at Prospect High School in Mount Prospect, Illinois. She became interested in neuroscience after being recognized as having a body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) and learning about its effects on the brain. She hopes to major in neuroscience and minor in public health in college, as well as go to medical school.


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A Cycle of Stress: A Study of Increased COVID-19 Exposure Through Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

A Cycle of Stress: A Study of Increased COVID-19 Exposure Through Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors


Abstract Body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), impacting up to 5% of the American national population, are behaviors in which a person uncontrollably fidgets with his or her body in ways that cause physical damage. They can often be dismissed as bad habits; however, BFRBs are actual disorders and much harder to treat due to changes in brain...