The relationship of menstrual cycle and pregnancy to compulsive hairpulling.

@article{Keuthen1997TheRO,
  title={The relationship of menstrual cycle and pregnancy to compulsive hairpulling.},
  author={Nancy J. Keuthen and Richard L O'Sullivan and C F Hayday and K{\"a}tlin Peets and Michael A. Jenike and Lee Baer},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  year={1997},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={33-7}
}
BACKGROUND Trichotillomania (TTM) or compulsive hairpulling is a cyclical disorder that presents predominantly in females. Anecdotal reports of symptom worsening in the premenstruum and during pregnancy led us to retrospectively study the role of these events in hairpulling behavior. METHODS Questionnaires assessing demographics, current hairpulling behavior, and the reported effects of menstruation and pregnancy on urges, actual hairpulling and behavioral control were administered to clinic… CONTINUE READING

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