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ERIC Number: EJ872905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1077-7229
Behavior Therapy for Tourette's Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorder: A Web-Based Video Illustration of Treatment Components
Reese, Hannah E.; Timpano, Kiara R.; Siev, Jedidiah; Rowley, Theresa; Wilhelm, Sabine
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v17 n1 p16-24 Feb 2010
Tic disorders have traditionally been conceptualized as neurobiological conditions and consequently within the purview of neurologists. In the last few decades, however, a number of psychosocial treatments have been developed and tested. To date, a behavioral treatment called Habit Reversal Training (HRT) has garnered the most empirical support as an efficacious treatment for tic disorders. HRT is a multicomponent, short-term, behavioral intervention. The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief overview of the behavioral treatment of tic disorders including a detailed description of the core components of HRT: awareness training and competing response training. We will also review function-based assessment and treatment strategies, which have been emphasized in more recent behavioral approaches. The accompanying videos demonstrate aspects of these clinical techniques. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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