Behavioral management of psychogenic cough: Alternative to the 'bedsheet' and other aversive techniques

John V Lavigne*, A. T. Davis, R. Fauber

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Abstract

The treatment of persistent psychogenic cough, a potentially debilitating condition among pediatric patients, can pose diagnostic and treatment dilemmas. Its treatment by the use of a procedure called reinforced suggestion technique was described previously. The use of an alternative procedure relying upon parental and self-monitoring of coughing and either social or material rewards for decreasing rates of coughing is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)532-537
Number of pages6
JournalPediatrics
Volume87
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

Keywords

  • cough paroxysm
  • psychogenic cough

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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