© 2001

Tic Disorders, Trichotillomania, and Other Repetitive Behavior Disorders

Behavioral Approaches to Analysis and Treatment

  • Douglas W. Woods
  • Raymond G. Miltenberger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. James E. Carr, John T. Rapp
    Pages 9-31
  3. Douglas W. Woods, Patrick C. Friman, Ellen J. Teng
    Pages 33-52
  4. Diane B. Findley
    Pages 53-71
  5. T. Steuart Watson, Lorrie A. Howell, Stephanie L. Smith
    Pages 73-96
  6. Raymond G. Miltenberger, John T. Rapp, Ethan S. Long
    Pages 133-150
  7. Amy J. Elliott, R. Wayne Fuqua
    Pages 151-170
  8. Raymond G. Miltenberger
    Pages 171-195
  9. Patrick C. Friman, Michelle R. Byrd, Erin M. Oksol
    Pages 197-222
  10. Vincent J. Adesso, Melissa M. Norberg
    Pages 223-240
  11. Douglas W. Woods, Michael P. Twohig
    Pages 241-267
  12. Keith D. Allen, Jodi Polaha
    Pages 269-296
  13. Joel E. Ringdahl, David P. Wacker, Wendy K. Berg, Jay W. Harding
    Pages 297-314
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 315-319

About this book


Now in softcover for the first time, the most comprehensive guide to behavioral treatment for these prevalent yet understudied disorders.

As upsetting as they are to clients, tics, trichotillomania, and oral-digital habits such as thumb-sucking and nail-biting tend to be resistant to traditional forms of therapy. The repetitiveness of their actions, however, makes these dissimilar disorders particularly receptive to behavioral treatment. Editors Woods and Miltenberger have assembled 22 therapist/researchers to create a state-of-the-art resource for clinicians challenged by clients with repetitive behavior disorders (RBDs).  This book contains:

• Three complete treatment manuals explaining step-by-step therapy for tic disorders, trichotillomania, and oral-digital RBDs
• Clear rationales for why behavioral methods are so effective for these disorders
• Guidelines for direct and indirect assessment
• Interventions for related RBDs, including bruxism, rumination, pica, and stuttering
• A Separate chapter on treating RBDs in persons with developmental disorders 
• Contact information for advocacy and educational groups

Recent studies have established the effectiveness of behavioral treatment for these disorders, and the re-issue of this book will continue to bring this important modality to the fore. While it is especially geared toward practitioners, the contributors have made Tic Disorders relevant to researchers and sufficiently accessible to be recommended to patients and their families as well. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas W. Woods
    • 1
  • Raymond G. Miltenberger
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukee
  2. 2.North Dakota State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Tic Disorders, Trichotillomania, and Other Repetitive Behavior Disorders
  • Book Subtitle Behavioral Approaches to Analysis and Treatment
  • Editors Douglas Woods
    Raymond Miltenberger
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-7319-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-32566-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-45944-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 318
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychotherapy and Counseling
    Clinical Psychology
    Health Psychology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


`The well written and edited with a strong sense of continuity throughout. The authors present through literature reviews supported by timely references to the varied behavioral approaches for treating repetitive behavior disorders. I learned a lot from reading it.'
Journal of Psychiatry, 159:11 (November 2002)