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What is the most effective way to get rid of a nail biting habit for an adult?

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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
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In brief: Onychophagia

Treating the underlying anxiety - or possibly bipolar disorder - can go a long way in helping.
For those with generalized anxiety disorder, Buspirone can be very effective. If hypomania, mood stabilization may assist. Cognitive behavior therapies would emphasize alternative means of anxiety relief including relaxation protocols, distress tolerance strategies, and exposure. Rub a worry stone?

In brief: Onychophagia

Treating the underlying anxiety - or possibly bipolar disorder - can go a long way in helping.
For those with generalized anxiety disorder, Buspirone can be very effective. If hypomania, mood stabilization may assist. Cognitive behavior therapies would emphasize alternative means of anxiety relief including relaxation protocols, distress tolerance strategies, and exposure. Rub a worry stone?
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