Habit reversal for the treatment of Tourette syndrome

Nathan H. Azrin, Alan L. Peterson

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Abstract

Habit reversal has been found effective for the treatment of individual tics. The present study used habit reversal to treat three subjects with the multiple tics of Tourette Syndrome. Tic frequency was reduced over a 6-8-month period by 93-95% in the clinic setting and by 64-99% in the home setting with a concurrent decrease in severity. The procedure holds promise as a treatment for Tourette Syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-351
Number of pages5
JournalBehaviour Research and Therapy
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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