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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Mannerism

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Dr. Anthony Vertino Dr. Vertino
Clinical Psychology
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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.

Dr. Alfredo Soto Dr. Soto
Psychiatry
22 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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How can I stop my mannerisms?

How can I stop my mannerisms?

CBT: Depending on your "mannerisms" there are different types of treatment. One very successful form is called cbt (cognitive behavioral therapy) in which you learn the thoughts that coincide with the mannerisms and learn behaviors to change the thoughts and the mannerisms. If these "mannerisms" are tics or obsessions/ compulsions, then medicine can also help along with cbt.

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Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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I'm having a very severe mannerisms. I cant stop shaking my head, sometimes shouting and flickering. What should I do to stop my mannerisms?

I'm having a very severe mannerisms. I cant stop shaking my head, sometimes shouting and flickering. What should I do to stop my mannerisms?

Find out why, first: By definition, Tourette Syndrome & other tic disorders start before age 18. If your involuntary movements started at age 44, see your doctor to determine what type of movement disorder you have & what's causing it. You'll probably be sent to a neurologist for further evaluation. Check for family history of adult-onset movement disorder with behavioral changes.

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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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My mannerisms are severe, I shout I shake and nod my head and flickering. The more people are looking the more mannerisms I do. What can I do?

My mannerisms are severe, I shout I shake and nod my head and flickering. The more people are looking the more mannerisms I do. What can I do?

Congratulations on: Being away of your situation and seeking help. The cause of your movements can be many things--side-effects of medication, anxiety, a neurological condition. Please start w/speaking w/your doc and don't stop until you find an answer. Use behavioral approaches, not just medication. Peace and good health.

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau Dr. Juchau
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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How much it costs to see doctor for mannerism? I have no insurance

How much it costs to see doctor for mannerism? I have no insurance

Doctor fees: You would need to call and ask the physician's office, fees are not standardized. There are many free clinics in most places. Call the local Medical Society or Health Department. Many physicians volunteer their time to man these clinics.

Dr. Matt Vukin Dr. Vukin
Psychiatry
12 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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I have really bad mannerisms of biting my nails. And I really want to stop. Any tips?

I have really bad mannerisms of biting my nails. And I really want to stop. Any tips?

Mindfulness: Sometimes people don't realize they bite their nails until it's been pointed out to them or they look at their nails closely. Look into mindfulness based practices (yoga, meditation, etc) which help us train our minds to recognize when we're feeling certain ways in the moment. This helps to choose an effective response (example with anxiety might be taking a walk) vs biting which is "autopilot".

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Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Why BPD mirroring styles and mannerisms of other people? How can this help them with their self image?

Why BPD mirroring styles and mannerisms of other people? How can this help them with their self image?

I know of no: Reason why "mirroring the styles and mannerisms" of others will help someone with BPD!! Ask question again with more specifics!

Dr. Jeffrey Paul Dr. Paul
Ophthalmology
35 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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Blinking eyes. Some says it's mannerism.?

Blinking eyes. Some says it's mannerism.?

Many causes: Excessive blinking has many possible causes. Dry eyes, stress, habitual causes are possible. If the blinking is severe enough to interfere with activities, need to consider more significant problems like blepharospasm if both eyes affected, or hemifacial spasm if just one side of the face is affected. See an eye md to rule out simple causes, and see if further testing is required.

Dr. Fred Gallo Dr. Gallo
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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How to get rid of my eye mannerism they continued blinking?

How to get rid of my eye mannerism they continued blinking?

See your eye doctor: The first step is to get an eye exam, since you might have dry eyes or other eye irritants. Assuming no eye problems, this may be a habit that can respond to techniques like Energy Tapping. See my book by that title.

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Dr. William Goldstein Dr. Goldstein
Ophthalmology
27 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Blinking eyes. Some says it's mannerism. Is it stimulation?

Blinking eyes. Some says it's mannerism. Is it stimulation?

Habit: Can certainly be a habit or mannerism. An eye exam would rule out other causes like blepharitis or foreign body.

Dr. M. Jay Petruska Dr. Petruska
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have a mannerism whenever I am stressed out, I pick the hair in my head. Any reason for this? How do I stop?

I have a mannerism whenever I am stressed out, I pick the hair in my head. Any reason for this? How do I stop?

Stress: Stress can lead to many different types of neurotic behaviors. You should see your primary car physician to discuss treatment options.

Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Hi! My son who is 3 years old has had a fever for the last couple of days, cough & cold but his mannerisms are normal... Is it ok to let him swim?

Hi! My son who is 3 years old has had a fever for the last couple of days, cough & cold but his mannerisms are normal... Is it ok to let him swim?

In the ocean: As long as a child feels well enough, s/he may swim in a personal pool or in the ocean with a mild cold. Swimming in a public or small pool with others may put them at increased risk for also getting sick (depending on the sanitation practices).

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover Dr. Satinover
Psychiatry
35 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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In psychosis, what is the difference between tic and mannerism?

In psychosis, what is the difference between tic and mannerism?

Not in psychosis: Neither is typical for psychosis though of course may incidentally co-occur. A tic is a short tightening and release of a small group of muscles. If you force yourself not to, tension will grow increasingly uncomfortable, squeezing one's eyes tightly shut, then opening is a common tic. Mannerisms are more complex gestures. They are just habitual. Multiple persistent tics comprise tourettesyndrom.

Dr. Richard Leaderman Dr. Leaderman
Dentistry
45 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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I have a mannerism whenever im asleep my teeth are striking with each other?

I have a mannerism whenever im asleep my teeth are striking with each other?

Bruxism: It's very common to clench and grind your teeth at night. This could cause head aches. You should see your dentist and have a bite guard made.

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Dr. William Golden Dr. Golden
Clinical Psychology
42 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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I hav severe eye blinking. Most of d time I stretch my neck like those who has torettsyndrom & also stretch my jaw. What should I do w/ my mannerisms?

I hav severe eye blinking. Most of d time I stretch my neck like those who has torettsyndrom & also stretch my jaw. What should I do w/ my mannerisms?

Medication for tics: What you are describing may be tics but you need to rule out latourette syndrome. I recommend that you see a neurologist or a psychiatrist for an evaluation and diagnosis. There are medications that can help. Some tics can be treated with behavioral therapy. But when there are multiple tics, then medication is usually needed.

Dr. William Golden Dr. Golden
Clinical Psychology
42 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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What should I do with severe mannerisms like excessive eye blinking, stretching of the neck, and opening my mouth always like stretching my jaw?

What should I do with severe mannerisms like excessive eye blinking, stretching of the neck, and opening my mouth always like stretching my jaw?

Medication for tics: What you are describing may be tics but you need to rule out latourette syndrome. I recommend that you see a neurologist or a psychiatrist for an evaluation and diagnosis. There are medications that can help. Some tics can be treated with behavioral therapy. But when there are multiple tics, then medication is usually needed.

Dr. Danny Proffitt Dr. Proffitt
Family Medicine
39 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Best cold remedy?

Best cold remedy?

Tincture of time!: Millions have colds yearly. It is due to rhinoviruses and others. There is no cure. Rest, humidification, fluids, proper nutrution (chicken soup), fever control, vitamn c, perhaps an antihistamine to dry one up or perhaps a decongestant to open one up may be used. But usually observation, fluids and rest are all that is needed. Cover the coughs, nose and wash the hands. Stay at home!

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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C.O.P.D? Homeo remedy

C.O.P.D? Homeo remedy

COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complicated yet treatable illness in both allopathy and homeopathy. However, hundreds of homeopathic medicines might be helpful to a person with copd. This means individualized treatment with an trained homeopath is needed, so that your unique totality of symptoms can be considered in the prescription. Follow-up would be long-term, not magic.

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Dr. Michael Dugan Dr. Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Remedy for pscoliosis?

Scoliosis: Is curvature of the spine. Mild to moderate cases are followed with symptomatic treatment. Severe cases may require surgery.

Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Remedy to an daily headce?

Remedy to an daily headce?

Find the cause: It's unusual to have daily headaches. The treatment depends on the cause of the headache. Much more medical history, lab work and possible imaging studies are needed to figure this out. See your doctor to discuss evaluation. Something is going on and you need to find what that is.