The efficacy of habit reversal therapy for tics, habit disorders, and stuttering: a meta-analytic review.

@article{Bate2011TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of habit reversal therapy for tics, habit disorders, and stuttering: a meta-analytic review.},
  author={Karina S Bate and John M Malouff and Einar T Thorsteinsson and Navjot Bhullar},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={865-71}
}
A meta-analysis based on 575 participants in 18 studies found Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT) to be an efficacious intervention for a wide variety of maladaptive repetitive behaviors, including stuttering, tics, nail biting, temporomandibular disorder, thumb sucking, and mixed repetitive oral-digital habits. Compared to control conditions, HRT showed a large effect size pre-treatment to final post-treatment assessment, d=0.80. Moderator analyses revealed significant treatment effects for HRT for… CONTINUE READING
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