Treatment of Trichotillomania and Smoking with Hypnosis and REST
The treatment of habit disorders has long been viewed as the domain of behavior therapy (Barabasz, 1977). In particular, both trichotillomania and smoking control have been the foci of numerous behavioral studies. Behavioral formulations view these disorders as isolated habits comparable to fingernail biting, thumb sucking and nose picking, but applied behavioral analysis (Wolf, 1978) suggests that they serve an anxiety-reducing function for the individual and can be maintained by endogenous or exogenous antecedents with consequences of varying complexity. Conceptualizing these disorders as isolated behaviors within the behavioral paradigm, seems debatable and may account for the continuum of complexity of behavior therapy interventions.
KeywordsSmoking Abstinence Hair Length Smoking Control Case Study Report Hypnotic Suggestion
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