Thumb Sucking

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Do you find that often children who are hair pulling also suck their thumb? Is there any connection?
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As a child I sucked my thumb for way too long. Parents resorted to all measures too stop me, my teeth still stick out a bit now. Then as a teenager I got trich. Still pulling in my thirties now. I was curious if there was a connection also..

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I would have to say yes. I was a thumb sucker until I was 9 years old (I think) Thumb sucking is a self soothe behavior just like hair pulling.
I have had massive anxiety my entire life and my hair pulling has gotten worse when I am stressed out/anxious.