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Objective: Report a case of severe self-injurious behavior (SIB), paying special attention to treatment.
Design: Case report.
Participant: A 26-year-old woman (H.S.) 8 years post-traumatic brain injury with a history of severe SIB.
Methods: H.S. was treated over a 22-week period with combined behavioral and psychopharmacological interventions.
Results: Marked reduction in SIB was noted after the interventions were initiated.
Conclusion: Behavioral treatment and medications may be useful tools in the treatment of SIB after traumatic brain injury.
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