Remote treatment of sleep-related trichotillomania and trichophagia

Katherine R. Lichtblau, Patrick W. Romani, Brian D Greer, Wayne W Fisher, Allie K. Bragdon

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Abstract

We used a biobehavioral treatment consisting of melatonin and a standardized bed and wake time to decrease one girl's head and mouth touches associated with sleep-related trichotillomania and trichophagia. We remotely coached the girl's caregiver to implement all procedures and monitored response to treatment using a DropCam Pro video camera equipped with night-vision capabilities. Head and mouth touches decreased, and her sleep pattern improved with the combination of treatment strategies. We discuss our use of a novel mode of service delivery to treat sleep-related problem behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-262
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

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Therapeutics
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Keywords

  • melatonin
  • remote treatment
  • sleep hygiene
  • trichophagia
  • trichotillomania

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Philosophy

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Remote treatment of sleep-related trichotillomania and trichophagia. / Lichtblau, Katherine R.; Romani, Patrick W.; Greer, Brian D; Fisher, Wayne W; Bragdon, Allie K.

In: Journal of applied behavior analysis, Vol. 51, No. 2, 01.03.2018, p. 255-262.

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Lichtblau, Katherine R. ; Romani, Patrick W. ; Greer, Brian D ; Fisher, Wayne W ; Bragdon, Allie K. / Remote treatment of sleep-related trichotillomania and trichophagia. In: Journal of applied behavior analysis. 2018 ; Vol. 51, No. 2. pp. 255-262.
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