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Remedies For 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
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why BPD mirroring styles and mannerisms of other people? how can this help them with their self image?
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. ...Read more
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