American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
2021, Vol. 9 Issue 3, Part A
The influence of grapefruit and frankincense aroma on aggressive and negative behaviors in adolescents with emotional/behavioral disturbance: An applied behavior analysis study
AUTHOR(S): David P Loy
ABSTRACT:In this study, adolescents with confirmed diagnoses of emotional/behavior disturbance (E/BD) were included in each session. An applied behavior analysis study using a withdrawal (ABAB) single subject design was conducted to determine the occurrence of negative social interactions during 15-second intervals using instantaneous time sampling observations. Two observers (primary and secondary) determined the number of negative social interactions during baseline and intervention conditions. Data trend stability and level change of the two conditions were used to determine if an essential oil blend of grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) and frankincense (Boswellia carterii) was effective in reducing the number of negative social interactions among adolescents with E/BD during free play sessions. Two conditions were repeated to investigate replication of effect. Results suggested fewer negative social interactions were present in the essential oil phases than during the baseline control phases without the presence of aroma. Decreasing trends and some replication of effect were also noted during essential oil intervention sessions.
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David P Loy. The influence of grapefruit and frankincense aroma on aggressive and negative behaviors in adolescents with emotional/behavioral disturbance: An applied behavior analysis study. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2021;9(3):01-07.