The effects of deep pressure touch on anxiety.

  title={The effects of deep pressure touch on anxiety.},
  author={Karoline Krauss},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  volume={41 6},
  • K. Krauss
  • Published 1 June 1987
  • Psychology
  • The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Occupational therapists who work with hyperactive children and adults who are in an aroused state sometimes employ deep pressure touch (DPT) as a therapeutic method to achieve calmer behavior. [] Key Method Twenty-three healthy college students, serving as their own controls, self-administered DPT via a specially designed apparatus. Heart rate and self-reported anxiety were compared under conditions of DPT (experimental) and confinement without DPT (control).

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