Treatment of insomnia by paradoxical intention: A time-series analysis

Helmut Relinger, Philip H. Bornstein, Dan M Mungas

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Abstract

Paradoxical instructions were presented to an individual suffering from chronic insomnia. To control for improvement attributable to demand characteristics alone, counterdemand manipulations were utilized during the treatment period. Results, analyzed via time series analysis, indicated significant improvement on five of eight self-recorded sleep dimensions. These findings were discussed with regard to the hypothesized interruption of the "exacerbation cycle".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)955-959
Number of pages5
JournalBehavior Therapy
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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