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I've a close family member who is married and 29 years old male. He pick and eat nose mucus and caught him picking mucus and eating them. He never admit but I know he does. How to stop this habit without embarrassing him. Is it some disorder and abnormal! Its gross.

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Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Tic disorder comes under behavior addiction. Behavioral addiction is a form of addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in a rewarding non-drug-related behavior – sometimes called a natural reward – despite any negative consequences to the person's physical, mental, social or financial well-being. Behavior addiction needs to be curbed or controlled using your own self will power. Diverting your mind and body away from the circumstances which compels you for the addictive habit, with the help of physical exercises, games, entertainment etc can help you. Never sleep alone. Be always with your family even at night etc are some other tips. Willpower is the key always. Behavioral therapy also works well. Take care.
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