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ERIC Number: EJ848674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1554-4893
Advances in the Behavior Analytic Treatment of Trichotillomania and Tourette's Syndrome
Himle, Michael B.; Flessner, Christopher A.; Woods, Douglas W.
Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, v1 n1 p57-64 2004
Tourette's Syndrome (TS) and Trichotillomania (TTM) are both subsumed under a larger category of repetitive behavior disorders. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the most recent behavioral research on TS and TTM. A description of both disorders is provided along with the most recent research on their etiology and maintenance. Behavioral treatments are then discussed with an emphasis on habit reversal--a multi-component procedure shown to be effective for treating repetitive behavior disorders. In addition, research analyzing the relative efficacy and importance of each habit reversal component is discussed. The review then concludes with treatment considerations.
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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