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could you give me advice on how to handle impulse control issues?

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Count to 10: and make arrangements to work with a cognitive behavioral therapist to learn techniques to redirect your impulses. Exercise. Do not carry cash with you. When in a store, tell yourself you will buy "it" tomorrow when you have the impulse to buy something. It may seem silly but it helps to sit on your hands to keep from interrupting others. When you are about to say something, say hmmm. first.

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