Trichotillomania (TTM) is a chronic impulse control disorder characterized by pulling out one’s own hair, resulting in noticeable hair loss. This disorder typically begins in early adolescence. Sufferers of TTM have strong urges to pull hair from their scalp, eyelashes and eyebrows and/or elsewhere on their bodies. Many children with TTM feel embarrassed and ashamed of their pulling and attempt to conceal the evidence from others. Our research group developed and empirically evaluated a manualized Behavioral Treatment program for pediatric TTM, completing what is to our knowledge the only randomized controlled trial of any treatment for pediatric TTM.
No cost treatment option for eligible youth (10-17)
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