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ERIC Number: EJ046227
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1971
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A Weight-Reduction Program for Schizophrenic Patients on a Token Economy Unit: Two Case Studies
Upper, Dennis; Newton, Judith G.
Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 2, 2, 113-115, Jul 71
Overweight patients on a token economy psychiatric ward were reinforced with tokens, off ward privileges and social approval for meeting a weight loss criterion of three pounds per week. The progress of two subjects, both chronic paranoid schizophrenics, is described. The procedure appears to be effective. (Author)
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