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Click on the appropriate language below for further information on decoupling, including the manual, theoretical background, and information on administration of the training. Decoupling is a treatment method that is designed to reduce impulse control disorders such as hair pulling and nail biting.

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Publications

Moritz, S. & Rufer, M. (2010). Movement decoupling: A self-help intervention for the treatment of trichotillomania. Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 74-80.

Moritz, S., Treszl, A. & Rufer, M. (2011). A randomized controlled trial of a novel self-help technique for impulse control disorders: a study on nail-biting. Behavior Modification, 35, 468-485.