Trichotillomania. An overview and guide to understanding.

  title={Trichotillomania. An overview and guide to understanding.},
  author={S Enos and Troilus Plante},
  journal={Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services},
  volume={39 5},
Tichotillomania presents challenges to clinicians in various areas including assessment, treatment, and research. Characterized by an irresistible urge to pull out one's hair, which is preceded by tension and followed by relief or pleasure, trichotillomania can cause significant impairment and distress to those who suffer from it. Possible hypothesized causes include a biological basis for hair-pulling, as well as pulling in response to stressors in life. Several assessment techniques to… CONTINUE READING

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