C. P.
May 2008
Primary Psychiatry;May2008, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p28
Academic Journal
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.


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