Hairpulling and Skin Picking in Relation to Affective Distress and Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms

@inproceedings{Hajcak2006HairpullingAS,
  title={Hairpulling and Skin Picking in Relation to Affective Distress and Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms},
  author={Greg Hajcak and Martin E. Franklin and Robert F. Simons and Nancy J. Keuthen},
  year={2006}
}
The current study examined the frequency and associated distress of both hairpulling and skin picking behaviors in 1,324 college students using the Massachusetts General Hospital Hairpulling Scale (MGHHS) and Skin Picking Scale (SPS). In this sample, many participants reported significant distress secondary to both hairpulling and skin picking. Participants who endorsed relatively frequent hairpulling or skin picking (N = 72) were scheduled for a follow-up testing session to further assess the… CONTINUE READING

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