Help for Hair Pullers: Understanding and Coping with Trichotillomania

Help for Hair Pullers: Understanding and Coping with Trichotillomania

by Nancy Keuthen, Gary A. Christenson, Dan J. Stein
     
 

If you suffer from trichotillomania, this book is written for you, your family and loved ones, and the professionals who you might seek out to help you overcome your condition. Written by one of the leading experts in the field, the book reviews the latest medications and treatment options and offers simple and effective cognitive-behavioral techniques for

Overview

If you suffer from trichotillomania, this book is written for you, your family and loved ones, and the professionals who you might seek out to help you overcome your condition. Written by one of the leading experts in the field, the book reviews the latest medications and treatment options and offers simple and effective cognitive-behavioral techniques for controlling hair-pulling. You'll learn that you are not alone in dealing with this condition. Find out about symptoms and behaviors and other problems associated with trichotillomania, and learn how you can motivate yourself to change. The book explains how families and friends can help you and what you can do to reach out to the growing support community that exists on the Web and within national and local consumer organizations.

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572242326
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Unassigned Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
613,457
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy J. Keuthen, PhD, is codirector of the Trichotillomania Clinic and chief psychologist of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital. She lives in Charlestown, MA. Her Web site is www.trichhelp.com.

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