Quality of life and clinical severity in pathological skin picking and trichotillomania.

@article{Odlaug2010QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life and clinical severity in pathological skin picking and trichotillomania.},
  author={Brian Lawrence Odlaug and Suck Won Kim and Jon E Grant},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 8},
  pages={823-9}
}
Pathological skin picking (PSP) and trichotillomania (TTM) are disorders characterized by distress and impaired functioning. This study sought to compare quality of life for individuals with PSP or TTM. PSP or TTM subjects completed the quality of life inventory and valid and reliable measures of clinical severity. Analyses included group comparisons of PSP, TTM and healthy controls, and within-group comparisons. 59 subjects with PSP (mean age 33.4±12.8; 88.1% female), 70 with TTM (mean age 34… CONTINUE READING