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Khanjani Z, Babapour Kheiroddin J, Noorazar S G, soruri M. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HABIT REVERSAL TECHNIQUES TRAINING ON REDUCTION INTENSITY, FREQUENCY, COMPLEXITY AND INTERFERENCE OF TOURETTE SYNDROME AND MOTOR TICS. J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2016; 26 (11) :948-959
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-2952-en.html

MSc Tabriz University , soruri_mohsen@yahoo.com
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Background & Aims: Tic disorders are a group of conditions with onset in the developmental period. The disorders produce impairments of functioning. The goal of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of habit reversal techniques training(HRT) on reduction of intensity, frequency, complexity and interference of tourette syndrome and motor tics.

Materials & Methods: This study was conducted on three boys, with tourette syndrome (1 boy) and motor tic (2 boys) who were selected by available sampling from Psychiatric Clinic Bozorgmehr in Tabriz city. Each of the participants received habit reversal techniques training. Patients participated in 8 treatment sessions of  HRT for 4 weeks. The resent study was performed in framework of empirical plan case study using single base line plan. Yale Global Tic Severity Scale (YGTSS, 1989) was used to evaluate participants.

Results: The results of the present study showed that the effectiveness of habit reversal technique training reduced the intensity, frequency, complexity and interference of tourette syndrome and motor tics. Follow-up for one month after the end of treatment showed the persistence of these results.

Conclusion: Accordingly, children withticdisordersand their familiescanlearnbehavioraltechniquesto reduceand improvethe collection ofthetic disorders substantially. Habit reversal training technique is effective in treatment of tic disorders.

SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2016: 26(11): 959 ISSN: 1027-3727

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Type of Study: case report | Subject: روانپزشکی
Received: 2015/08/18 | Accepted: 2016/02/13 | Published: 2016/02/13

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