Trichotillomania (TCM), a condition characterized by chronic hair pulling, has received increased attention in the behavioral literature of late. Because TCM has typically been conceptualized as a psychiatric, rather than a behavioral, psychological, or pediatric concern, behavior therapists may have little background information about the disorder and its treatments. This paper presents a review of the nature of TCM and the current conceptualizations of the disorder. We review recent research on the measurement and treatment of TCM. Limitations of the current research, suggestions for further study, and implications for treatment of TCM are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology