Habit Reversal Training for Children With Tourette Syndrome: Update and Review
Article first published online: 15 OCT 2012
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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Volume 25, Issue 4, pages 178–183, November 2012
How to Cite
Hwang, G. C., Tillberg, C. S. and Scahill, L. (2012), Habit Reversal Training for Children With Tourette Syndrome: Update and Review. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 25: 178–183. doi: 10.1111/jcap.12002
- Issue published online: 5 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 15 OCT 2012
- Comprehensive behavioral intervention for tics;
- behavior therapy;
- functional analysis;
- habit reversal therapy;
- tic disorder;
- Tourette syndrome
Habit reversal training (HRT) is emerging as an efficacious behavioral intervention for Tourette syndrome in children and adults.
The purpose of this article is to review the recent literature investigating the efficacy of HRT for treating children with chronic tic disorders.
This review examines single-subject design studies and randomized, controlled trials of HRT conducted in children with chronic tic disorders since 2000.
Intervention built on HRT appears to be effective for decreasing tic severity in children and adolescents. Results from a recent multisite trial suggest that incorporation of functional analysis may enhance the effectiveness of traditional HRT.