This report was written while this author was a Guest Professor in the Medical Psychology Institute. Present address: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77550, U. S. A.
Use of biofeedback in treating chronic hyperhidrosis: a preliminary report
Article first published online: 29 JUL 2006
British Journal of Dermatology
Volume 103, Issue 2, pages 143–146, August 1980
How to Cite
DULLER, P. and GENTRY, W. D. (1980), Use of biofeedback in treating chronic hyperhidrosis: a preliminary report. British Journal of Dermatology, 103: 143–146. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.1980.tb06583.x
- Issue published online: 29 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 29 JUL 2006
- Accepted for publication 12 November 1979
Preliminary findings attesting to the successful therapeutic use of biofeedback training in reducing symptoms of chronic hyperhidrosis are reported. Eleven of the fourteen adult patients trained with biofeedback were able to demonstrate clinical improvement in their excessive sweating 6 weeks after termination of treatment. Relaxation was suggested as the active ingredient in the biofeedback treatment effect. These findings support a recent report of the successful use of biofeedback in treating patients with dyshidrotic eczema.