Treatment of trichotillomania with behavioral therapy or fluoxetine: a randomized, waiting-list controlled study.

@article{Verhagen2003TreatmentOT,
  title={Treatment of trichotillomania with behavioral therapy or fluoxetine: a randomized, waiting-list controlled study.},
  author={M Verhagen and Kees A L Hoogduin and Ger P. J. Keijsers and Inge Hellenbrand and Gert-Jan Hendriks},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={517-22}
}
BACKGROUND Both behavioral therapy (BT) and serotonin reuptake inhibitors have been reported effective in the treatment of trichotillomania. This study examines the efficacy of BT and fluoxetine hydrochloride compared with a waiting-list (WL) control group. METHODS Forty-three patients with trichotillomania entered a 12-week randomized, WL-controlled study of BT and fluoxetine (60 mg/d). Forty patients (14 in the BT group, 11 in the fluoxetine group, and 15 in the WL group) completed the… CONTINUE READING