TITLE

ENVIRONMENTAL CUES AND RITUALS OFTEN TRIGGER HAIRPULLING FOR PATIENTS WITH FOCUSED-TYPE TRICHOTILLOMANIA

AUTHOR(S)
C. P.
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Primary Psychiatry;May2008, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study which found that environmental cues and ritual usually trigger hairpulling for patients with focused-type trichotillomania. The study was performed by Rebecca Nichols of the University of Florida in Gainesville and colleagues who investigated a non-clinical population of 527 people. They noted that those with focused hairpulling behavior had greater number of rituals associated with the behavior and performed hairpulling in more environments than those with the automatic type of the behavior.
ACCESSION #
32085161

 

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