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Doctor insights on: How To Hypnotize Yourself To Stop Sucking Your Thumb

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How to stop thumb sucking?

How to stop thumb sucking?

Age of patient?: Infant: offer pacifier toddler: out of sight, out of mind child: peer pressure, thumb sucking splint (breaks the suction), painting nails with bitter substance specially designed for this teen/adult: habit replacement therapy, plus child treatments. ...Read more

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How to stop crying yourself to sleep?

How to stop crying yourself to sleep?

Sleep: If you are crying when going to sleep it is possible that you have depression. This can be a serious medical illness and you need to see your physician. ...Read more

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How do you get your kid to stop biting nails?

How do you get your kid to stop biting nails?

Difficult!: Nail biting is a very difficult habit to break. One thing you could do is have your child keep his hands covered with gloves to break the cycle of nail biting. Gently removing the childs fingers from their mouth each time you notice them biting is another method. In pharmacies, if you can find it, is nail biters liquid. This is a very bitter liquid painted on to the nails, and discourages biting. ...Read more

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How do you stop from crying yourself to sleep?

How do you stop from crying yourself to sleep?

Help: You should team up with your doctor to explore reasons why this is happening. He/she may refer you to a counsellor who has tools to help you with this. ...Read more

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What if i suck on a pacifier to help reduce the need to self harm?

What if i suck on a pacifier to help reduce the need to self harm?

Want to stand out?: Certainly there are many ways to try to channel anxiety away from self destructive behavior. The use of a pacifier can help. Perhaps chewing gum (sugarless?) or keeping hard candy available would be better. The hard candy wrappers could also give you something to fold and manipulate to lessen your desire to hold something else in hand. I encourage you to also work with psychiatrist/therapist. ...Read more

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How to stop a mannerism?

It takes 28 days: To change a habit or mannerism that is not a tic (a medical issue), it takes 28 days of active practice to reduce the frequency, duration and intensity of the behavior. Practicing the opposite, practicing privately, in front of a mirror, etc will help you be more aware of the mannerism and when it is likely to appear, then correcting or supplanting it with a more desired mannerism or response. ...Read more

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How should I reward my child when trying to get her to quit thumb-sucking?

How should I reward my child when trying to get her to quit thumb-sucking?

Rewards for good : Rewards for good behavior can be a simple as goods words and praise for good behavior. Most children like to keep their parents happy and do good. Try to stay away from candy. You can try bribes like a certain toy but try not to get in the habit of rewarding them for everything it is amazing how many parents tell their children they can get a toy after their doctor visit. Anyway. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I prevent sucking my thumb to get to sleep?

How can I prevent sucking my thumb to get to sleep?

Find other methods: to sooth. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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Wanting to cut myself again. How to stop these urges?

Wanting to cut myself again. How to stop these urges?

With help.: Please obtain professional mental health care. If possible, - dialetical behavioral therapy with a clinical psycholgist may be very effective for you. Take care. ...Read more

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How to stop your bed partner snoring?

How to stop your bed partner snoring?

Snoring: The reason for the snoring needs to be determined before a fix can be identified. Sometimes a sleep study is needed for this reason. ...Read more

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How to force yourself to get out after years of social withdrawal?

How to force yourself to get out after years of social withdrawal?

Force = Old School: Before we had effective treatment for psychiatric illness, we often felt if we could force ourselves to do something, we would be successful. That also meant that if you were unsuccessful, you didn't force your self enough. For social anxiety or social phobia we have medications and psychotherapy available. Get a referral to a psychiatrist or psychologist to learn new school methods of treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about orthodontic thing to make your tongue stop touching or pushing on your teeth?

Can you tell me about orthodontic thing to make your tongue stop touching or pushing on your teeth?

Evaluation: Aberrant muscle function problems, including tongue thrust, may have many causes, including neuromuscular, skeletal, and dental. Fabricating a tongue crib for a 34 year old will probably not be helpful unless worn 24/7 forever. Better to determine the cause of the problem and address the cause. Please see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I use self hypnosis to elevate my phobias? If yes then how can you carry out self hypnosis

Can I use self hypnosis to elevate my phobias? If yes then how can you carry out  self hypnosis

YOU MEAN ALEVIATE?: Yes, you can once you increase your skills with self hypnosis. This is probably a good reason to go to a therapist who is famiiliar with hypnosis, and who can see if another approach would work better. ...Read more

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How to stop thinking about my parents while trying to masturbate?

How to stop thinking about my parents while trying to masturbate?

What thoughts?: If you're afraid of your parents catching you, ask about having a lock on your door for privacy. If you think your parents are both really neat people and the love they have for each other turns you on, then you are more fortunate than 99% of young people -- and so are your parents. You clearly know never to act anything out that would harm. Let any images guide you to show affection safely. ...Read more

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How can you talk yourself out of bulimia?

How can you talk yourself out of bulimia?

Get help: You cannot "talk yourself out" of a life-threatening illness. Get help. Treatment involves medication and therapy, possibly even educating your family or partner. Good luck! ...Read more

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When you're in denial you have schizophrenia. Need tips on how you motivate yourself to take meds?

When you're in denial you have schizophrenia. Need tips on how you motivate yourself to take meds?

Find another "why".: It sounds like you do think the meds maybe are a good idea for you to take at this time even if you may not completely believe you suffer from schizophrenia. You might be right. Labels help some and hurt others and they can be wrong. You can take the meds to reduce symptoms that bother you. Helping yourself might be good enough motivation. Let me know if this helps. I'd like to know. Okay? Best! ...Read more

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How to stop with my addiction to porn?

How to stop with my addiction to porn?

Get psychiatric help: Sexual addiction is a recognized form of "process" addiction - addiction to something other than a substance. It may be similar to gambling addiction. There is often a history of trauma, particularly at young ages - being molested or sexually involved with an older person as a child. There are psychiatrists/psychologists who specialize in the treatment of sexual problems like porn addiction. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop a toddler from sucking their thumb?

What should I do to stop a toddler from sucking their thumb?

Encouragement: Positive reinforcement works best to change a habit. This could be praise or a prize. You may try to redirect the child from the behavior but that may lead to an argument. Sometimes it only takes time. ...Read more