Once a BFRB has developed, it is important to be aware that it is possible to reoccur, even after a significant period without acting on urges. In the event of the return of the BFRB itself, or of strong urges, techniques and strategies that worked best during active treatment can be re-employed during vulnerable phases. Some individuals find it especially useful to check in with their therapist for added support. In some situations, the formerly useful techniques may no longer be as effective as they once were. This would present a good opportunity to see a therapist and explore some additional interventions or approaches.
It is critically important that you keep the lines of communication open with your child in order to support their overall physical health and emotional well-being. The more informed you become about BFRBs, the better advocate you can be for your child.