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Shall you do it Voluntarily?: A Behavioral Approach to Tourette's Syndrome


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1 PGBIMS, Raipur, Chhatisgarh, India
2 IOP Kolkata, WestBangal, India
     

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Much success has not been achieved to treat Tourette Syndrome (TS) by conventional psychotherapies. Early success was observed using 'massive- practices' as explained by Yates (1958), but latter the method was not used widely or found variably unsuccessful. Azrin and Nunn (1973) reported higher rate of success for treating tics by 'habit rehearsal'. Taking account of theoretical model behind both techniques we made an attempt to treat a 17 years old boy suffering from this syndrome. Treatment result shows significant reduction of both motor and vocal tics within six weeks.

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Tourette's Syndrome, Massive Practice, Habit Rehearsal, Case Study.
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Roshan Lal Dewangan
PGBIMS, Raipur, Chhatisgarh, India
K. Roy Prasanta
IOP Kolkata, WestBangal, India

Abstract


Much success has not been achieved to treat Tourette Syndrome (TS) by conventional psychotherapies. Early success was observed using 'massive- practices' as explained by Yates (1958), but latter the method was not used widely or found variably unsuccessful. Azrin and Nunn (1973) reported higher rate of success for treating tics by 'habit rehearsal'. Taking account of theoretical model behind both techniques we made an attempt to treat a 17 years old boy suffering from this syndrome. Treatment result shows significant reduction of both motor and vocal tics within six weeks.

Keywords


Tourette's Syndrome, Massive Practice, Habit Rehearsal, Case Study.