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Suggest suitable way to stop biting nails

Dec 2014
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is there an easy way to stop biting nails because all the stuff you csn buy ive used and dont work
Posted Wed, 6 Nov 2013 in Anxiety and Stress
Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 9 hours later
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Nail biting is related to anxiety disorders and in some books it has been found to be related with tension individual start biting the nails to avoid this.

To treat best method is behavior therapy. Behavior therapy is modality in which certain aversive stimulus is applied over nails like chilly powder and in this way individual come to know about unconscious nail biting and with time the biting decreases. Habit reversal technique is also a part of behavior therapy. Consult a psychologist for details of the behavior therapy.

Other modality is medicines. SSRI like fluoxetine, sertaline, fluvoxamine etc are commonly used to decrease anxiety and to decrease the habit of nail biting. Apart from that medicines like low dose benzodiazepines etc are used to decrease episodic increase in anxiety.

Apart from that yoga, breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation exercises help to decrease anxiety and to increase the confidence and to decrease the habit.

Hope this helps you, if you have more doubts you can ask again.


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