habit reversal training


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habit reversal training

A multicomponent behavioural treatment developed to address an array of repetitive behavioural disorders (“bad habits”), including tics, trichotillomania, nail biting, thumb sucking and skin picking. HRT has 5 steps:
• Awareness;
• Competing response training;
• Contingency management;
• Relaxation;
• Generalisation.
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As mentioned, Habit Reversal Training is a choice treatment for TTM.
The most supported intervention is a relatively simple self-management procedure called habit reversal training (HRT; Azrin & Nunn, 1973).
Habit reversal training for Trichotillomania: A group approach.
In another study, Mouton and Stanley (1996) examined the effectiveness of group delivered habit reversal training with 5 adult hair pullers.
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, found that habit reversal training (HRT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP) were two psychosocial treatments that meet evidence-based standards for the control of tic disorders.
Singer and his colleagues recently reported improvement in the frequency, intensity, and number of stereotypies in an open trial of 12 nonautistic children with physiologic motor stereotypies who received habit reversal training.