Trichotillomania

Common Name(s)

Trichotillomania, Hair-pulling syndrome

Trichotillomania (TTM) is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by chronic, repetitive, or compulsive hair pulling resulting in noticeable hair loss. The activity causes distress to the individual and often interferes with functioning. Affected individuals may develop physical complications and often have overlapping psychologic disorders, such as Tourette syndrome (GTS; {137580}) or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD; {164230}) (review by {4:Novak et al., 2009}).
 

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International OCD Foundation

Founded by a group of people with OCD in 1986, the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is an international not-for-profit organization made up of people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders, as well as their families, friends, professionals and others. The mission and goals of the IOCDF are to: Educate the public and professionals about OCD in order to raise awareness and improve the quality of treatment provided; Support research into the cause of, and effective treatments for, OCD and related disorders; Improve access to resources for those with OCD and their fam

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Trichotillomania Learning Center

The Trichotillomania Learning Center’s mission is to end the suffering caused by hair pulling disorder, skin picking disorder, and related body-focused repetitive behaviors.

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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International OCD Foundation

Founded by a group of people with OCD in 1986, the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is an international not-for-profit organization made up of people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders, as well as their families, friends, professionals and others. The mission and goals of the IOCDF are to: Educate the public and professionals about OCD in order to raise awareness and improve the quality of treatment provided; Support research into the cause of, and effective treatments for, OCD and related disorders; Improve access to resources for those with OCD and their fam

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Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Trichotillomania Learning Center

The Trichotillomania Learning Center’s mission is to end the suffering caused by hair pulling disorder, skin picking disorder, and related body-focused repetitive behaviors.

http://www.trich.org

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Trichotillomania" returned 44 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

DSM-5 Trichotillomania: Perception of Adults With Trichotillomania After Psychosocial Treatment.
 

Author(s): David C Houghton, Colleen S McFarland, Martin E Franklin, Michael P Twohig, Scott N Compton, Angela M Neal-Barnett, Stephen M Saunders, Douglas W Woods

Journal: Psychiatry. 2016 ;79(2):164-169.

 

Trichotillomania (TTM) is associated with significant embarrassment and is viewed negatively by others. A potentially important outcome variable that is often overlooked in treatment for TTM is appearance and social perception.

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2016

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Trichotillomania, trichophagia, trichobezoar - summary of three cases. Endoscopic follow up scheme in trichotillomania.
 

Author(s): Marek Wolski, Marta Gawłowska-Sawosz, Michał Gogolewski, Tomasz Wolańczyk, Piotr Albrecht, Andrzej Kamiński

Journal: Psychiatr. Pol.. 2016 ;50(1):145-52.

 

Trichotillomania is a lack of control of one's hair pulling. It is estimated that about 1% of population develops trichotillomania. In up to 20% of patients with trichotillomania swollowing follows hair pulling. Trichobezoar forms in about 30% of patients with trichofagia.

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2016

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Defining treatment response in trichotillomania: a signal detection analysis.
 

Author(s): David C Houghton, Matthew R Capriotti, Alessandro S De Nadai, Scott N Compton, Michael P Twohig, Angela M Neal-Barnett, Stephen M Saunders, Martin E Franklin, Douglas W Woods

Journal: J Anxiety Disord. 2015 Dec;36():44-51.

 

The Massachusetts General Hospital Hairpulling Scale (MGH-HPS) and the NIMH Trichotillomania Severity Scale (NIMH-TSS) are two widely used measures of trichotillomania severity. Despite their popular use, currently no empirically-supported guidelines exist to determine the degrees ...

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2015

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The terms "Trichotillomania" returned 11 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Treatment options for paediatric trichotillomania].
 

Author(s): G Landuyt, B Dierckx, P F A de Nijs, G C Dieleman

Journal: Tijdschr Psychiatr. 2016 ;58(6):463-70.

 

Trichotillomania (TTM) is a psychiatric condition that first manifests itself in infancy and adolescence. If untreated, the condition can become chronic. TTM places a considerable burden on the individual patient. The condition is often linked to social isolation and the emergence ...

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2016

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Trichotillomania and trichophagia - diagnosis, treatment, prevention. The attempt to establish guidelines of treatment in Poland.
 

Author(s): Marta Gawłowska-Sawosz, Marek Wolski, Andrzej Kamiński, Piotr Albrecht, Tomasz Wolańczyk

Journal: Psychiatr. Pol.. 2016 ;50(1):127-43.

 

Trichotillomania is a disorder characterised by inability to control over pulling own hair from various parts of a body resulting in noticeable hair loss. Due to its long-term, progressive course, untreated trichotillomania can lead to disturbances in the functioning of patients and ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2016

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Diagnosis, evaluation, and management of trichotillomania.
 

Author(s): Douglas W Woods, David C Houghton

Journal: Psychiatr. Clin. North Am.. 2014 Sep;37(3):301-17.

 

Trichotillomania, or chronic hairpulling, is a common condition that affects primarily women. The disorder can cause significant psychosocial impairment and is associated with elevated rates of psychiatric comorbidity. In this article, the phenomenology, etiology, assessment, and ...

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2014

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Online Response Inhibition Training for Trichotillomania
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Trichotillomania

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2016

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Cognitive Training in Patients With Trichotillomania (Hair-pulling Disorder)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Trichotillomania

 

Last Updated: 8 Jun 2016

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Examining Behavior Therapy for Trichotillomania in Children and Adolescents
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Trichotillomania

 

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2016

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