trichotillomania

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trichotillomania

[‚trik·ō‚til·ə ′mānē·ə]
(medicine)
An obsessive-compulsive disorder characterized by artificial alopecia secondary to manipulation of the hair.
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Also, evidence from a twins study suggested a higher occurrence of hair pulling in identical compared with fraternal twins.
Increased severity of hair pulling was associated with increased affective problems (r(49)= .
Individuals who reported high levels of focused and automatic hair pulling also "reported greater severity, psychological impact, and functional impact" (Flessner, Conelea, et al.
when they read a book, grasp the edge of the book, when they sit, take the arm of the chair or sofa, when they walk, put their hands into their pockets till the hair pulling attack goes.
She had been stable on this medication for several months prior to beginning CBT for the hair pulling.
hair pulling resulting in hair loss regardless of whether it was accompanied by tension reduction), 1.
Clinicians must look for overt and subtle hair pulling from various regions of the body where hair grows by not limiting observations to the scalpel region (Cohen, Stein, & Simeon, 1995; Enos & Plante, 2001; Stein et al.
Key Words: Automatic negative reinforcement, negative reinforcement, clinical problems, binge eating, hair pulling, trichotillomania, compulsive buying, functional assessment, functional analysis, functional interventions.
Experts say compulsive hair pulling is one of the most hidden and least discussed psychological disorders.
For the diagnosis of trichotillomania to be applied, the client must experience clinically significant distress from the hair pulling or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning secondary to the behavior.
When the relationship started going wrong, my hair pulling got worse," says Janet.
The days of hair pulling drama to put data in the hands of the people who need it anywhere, anytime, are over," concluded Erickson.