Comprehensive behavioral treatment for an adult with sensory-based trichotillomania: An illustrative case study

Suzanne Mouton-Odum, David Houghton

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Abstract

Trichotillomania (TTM) is a poorly understood condition that causes significant impairment, but effective behavioral management strategies exist. The phenomenology of TTM is complex and requires an individualized treatment approach, and there are some important facets of TTM that have only recently been recognized. Specifically, contemporary research indicates that hair pulling is often performed to regulate aversive sensations and provide somatosensory reward. In this article, we describe the complex phenomenology of TTM, evidence-based treatment options, and illustrate a case of sensory-based TTM treated effectively with a comprehensive behavioral intervention. (Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 82[4], 288-307).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)288-307
Number of pages20
JournalBulletin of the Menninger Clinic
Volume82
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Habit reversal
  • Hair pulling
  • Hair-pulling treatment
  • HRT
  • OCD
  • Trichotillomania

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Comprehensive behavioral treatment for an adult with sensory-based trichotillomania : An illustrative case study. / Mouton-Odum, Suzanne; Houghton, David.

In: Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, Vol. 82, No. 4, 01.01.2018, p. 288-307.

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