Habit disorders include:

•    Thumb-sucking
•    Nail-biting
•    Skin-picking
•    Hair-pulling, or trichotillomania

In general, when patients have a simple habit disorder, are motivated, and do not have obsessive compulsive disorder, the approach Dr. Lazarus uses for hypnosis habits is very similar to his approach with tics.

Typically, the patient sees significant improvement after only 2-3 visits.