Characteristics of 60 adult chronic hair pullers.

  title={Characteristics of 60 adult chronic hair pullers.},
  author={Gary A. Christenson and Thomas B. Mackenzie and James E. Mitchell},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={148 3},
OBJECTIVE This study was constructed to detail the demographic and phenomenological features of chronic hair pullers as well as to assess psychiatric comorbidity in a sizable study group. METHOD Subjects were drawn from an outpatient population of chronic hair pullers who had been referred to a trichotillomania clinic or had responded to a newspaper advertisement announcing a treatment study of adults who pull out their hair. Sixty adult chronic hair pullers completed a semistructured… CONTINUE READING
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