Management of disruptive behaviour in the brain-damaged patient using selective reinforcement.

@article{Andrewes1989ManagementOD,
  title={Management of disruptive behaviour in the brain-damaged patient using selective reinforcement.},
  author={David Gordon Andrewes},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  year={1989},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={261-4}
}
Selective reinforcement was used to reduce screaming in a 32-year-old woman with diffuse cerebral dysfunction following a suicide attempt. This paper describes the successful reduction in this disruptive behaviour in a patient with severe communicative disability. Also outlined are some of the organizational and educational problems encountered during the introduction of treatment.