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Can CBT help treat Tics?

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Can CBT help treat Tics?


Light On Anxiety Answer:

Habit reversal training can be quite effective for diminishing tics. The down and dirty of this is:

  1. Awareness training: help clients increase awareness of the premonitions that come before the tic
  2. Decide on a competing behavior that client can engage in for at least a minute to ride out the urge to do the tick (four example for your client who clenches her job a competing behavior might be a mouth stretch or Yawn)
  3. Repeat throughout the day

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