Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Self-experimentation and self-management: Allies in combination therapies

Irene Grote a1
a1 University of Kansas, LifeSpan Institute, Lawrence, KS 66044


Self-experimentation is a valuable companion to self-management in the benefit of pharmaco-cognitive-behavior combination therapies. However, data on individuals participating as active therapeutic agents are sparse. Smoking cessation therapy is an example. Roberts' self-experimentation suggests trying more diversity in research to generate new ideas. This may inform current approaches to the cessation of smoking.