If one is using effort on bad behavior, its often best to remove its substrate from what enthralls ones focus.
Freud posited that depression is aggression turned inward, suggesting persons adopt annoying habits of Geburah no longer available to them; but it seems more like the rat who thinks it can control its suffering.
Persistent delusion begins to harm more than help - although its Nuos of summum at first damps its stress response, it eventually is more stressed than rats who never had control - slanging loss aversion ought be the goal of gambling interventions.
Sapolsky, Robert. Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers. Updated. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1998. Print.