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A 23-year-old female asked:

I suffer from really bad anxiety and for the past year i have been picking my lips constantly. i can't stop. it's got really bad. how do i stop?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Bad Behavior?: Consider Behavior (or CBT Therspy. It's hard to do it (not impossible) on your own. Medications alone aren't nearly as helpful as when combined w/ Tx. You can stop! and you'll learn how. You must be patient and optimistic and it will happen. Hypnosis is also a technique some use to crack habits or tics. Seek and sample. Best!

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Last updated Sep 26, 2014

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