The Trichotillomania Impact Project (TIP): exploring phenomenology, functional impairment, and treatment utilization.

  title={The Trichotillomania Impact Project (TIP): exploring phenomenology, functional impairment, and treatment utilization.},
  author={Douglas W. Woods and Christopher A. Flessner and Martin E. Franklin and Nancy J. Keuthen and Renee D. Goodwin and Dan J. Stein and Michael R. Walther},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={67 12},
BACKGROUND Trichotillomania (TTM) occurs in 0.6% to 3.4% of adults. Questions remain about phenomenological features of the disorder, its impact on functioning, and treatment utilization. The current study (i.e., The Trichotillomania Impact Project) was designed to provide initial information regarding these issues. METHOD An Internet-based survey was completed by 1697 individuals who self-reported symptoms consistent with a diagnosis of TTM (DSM-IV-TR). The survey assessed phenomenological… 

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