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Edited by experts in the field, Trichotillomania addresses the importa nce of the study of hair pulling from both a clinical and a research p erspective. Documenting the clinical phenomenology, morbidity, and ma nagement of trichotillomania, it discusses the phenomenology of childh ood trichotillomania, providing a comprehensive description of its sym ptoms and sequelae. Of particular value for the clinician are contrib utions on the assessment of trichotillomania and a detailed cognitive- behavioral treatment plan. The use of medication, the place of a psyc hodynamic perspective, the value of behavioral interventions and the r ole of hypnotherapy are also thoroughly discussed.
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Introduction: why trichotillomania? Trichotillomania: descriptive characteristics and phenomenology. The neurobiology of trichotillomania. Veterinary models of compulsive self-grooming: parallels with trichotillomania. Pharmacotherapy of trichotillomania. Psychoanalytic perspectives on trichotillomania. Behavioral treatment for trichotillomania. Hypnosis in the treatment of trichotillomania. Hair pulling in children and adolescents. Trichotillomania and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Manual for the cognitive-behavioral treatment of trichotillomania. Assessment of trichotillomania. Index.
American Psychiatric Publishing
Posted October 27, 2008
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