Watson TS

Mississippi State University, Starkville 39762.

This study investigated the effectiveness of arousal and arousal + overcorrection to treat bruxism in a 28-year-old male with a 6-month history of bruxing and a 24-year-old female with a 3-month history of bruxing. An A-B-A-B-A-BC-A multiple baseline design across subjects with follow-ups was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions. Results indicated that, although arousal reduced the frequency of bruxing in both subjects, it did not completely eliminate the behavior. The addition of overcorrection to arousal resulted in a complete cessation of bruxing. The discussion focuses on the possible mechanisms of action and directions for further evaluation of the combined procedure.

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