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if i have some bad habits how can i change the negative behavior?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Change Is Possible: If one's habits lead to unwanted behaviors, the best way to handle this is to replace the "bad" habit with a "good" habit. Closely watch your behavior and reward yourself when you successfully demonstrate the desired behavior. If you make a mistake and see the negative behavior, ignore it and move on. Do not reward the negative behavior by making a big deal over it. Good luck - change is possible.

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How can I change my bad habits?

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Dr. Robert Woods
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Change Is Possible: If one's habits lead to unwanted behaviors, the best way to handle this is to replace the "bad" habit with a "good" habit. Closely watch your behavior and reward yourself when you successfully demonstrate the desired behavior. If you make a mistake and see the negative behavior, ignore it and move on. Do not reward the negative behavior by making a big deal over it. Good luck - change is possible.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How can I change my unhealthy eating habits?

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Dr. Samuel Sadow
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are causes of sudden change in behavior and eating habits--ravenous and hoarding?

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Dr. Judith Tellerman
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Behavior Change: First it is advisable to have a physical exam to find out if there is any illness. If not then it would be good to consult with a Clinical Psychologist to get help. Medication might also be useful.

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