Reduction of epileptic seizures by reinforcement of bladder continence


Coosa Valley Community Mental Health Center, Rome, Georgia 30161, USA


Epileptic seizures and resulting incontinence of urine were effectively reduced by reinforcement of incompatible behaviour with individual programming within a general token economy system. Two treatment phases, including token and social reinforcement, during an 11 week period resulted in significant seizure reduction. Therapeutic gains were maintained in a 6 month follow-up.