Clinical Characteristics of Pediatric Trichotillomania: Comparisons with Obsessive–Compulsive and Tic Disorders

@article{Rozenman2016ClinicalCO,
  title={Clinical Characteristics of Pediatric Trichotillomania: Comparisons with Obsessive–Compulsive and Tic Disorders},
  author={Michelle Rozenman and Tara S. Peris and Araceli Gonzalez and John Piacentini},
  journal={Child Psychiatry \& Human Development},
  year={2016},
  volume={47},
  pages={124-132}
}
This study compared youth ages 5–17 years with a primary diagnosis of trichotillomania (TTM, n = 30) to those with primary OCD (n = 30) and tic disorder (n = 29) on demographic characteristics, internalizing, and externalizing symptoms. Findings suggest that youth with primary TTM score more comparably to youth with tics than those with OCD on internalizing and externalizing symptom measures. Compared to the OCD group, youth in the TTM group reported lower levels of anxiety and depression… 
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