Treating Trichotillomania

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Hairpulling and Related Problems

  • Martin E. Franklin
  • David F. Tolin

Part of the Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders book series (SARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Overview and Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martin E. Franklin, David F. Tolin
      Pages 3-14
    3. Martin E. Franklin, David F. Tolin
      Pages 15-23
    4. Martin E. Franklin, David F. Tolin
      Pages 25-37
    5. Martin E. Franklin, David F. Tolin
      Pages 39-50
    6. Martin E. Franklin, David F. Tolin
      Pages 51-60
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      Pages 61-65
  3. Treatment: Core Elements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Martin E. Franklin, David F. Tolin
      Pages 69-80
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      Pages 81-89
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      Pages 91-99
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      Pages 101-114
  4. Treatment: Adjunctive Modules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-116
    2. Martin E. Franklin, David F. Tolin
      Pages 117-124
    3. Martin E. Franklin, David F. Tolin
      Pages 125-134
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      Pages 135-149
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      Pages 151-160
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      Pages 161-171
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      Pages 173-177

About this book

Introduction

Trichotillomania has been described in the literature for at least a hundred years, but has only in the past decade received serious clinical attention. Although now a "higher profile" disorder, there is still scant clinical information on trichotillomania. A full-length cognitive-behavioral treatment manual, Treating Trichotillomania (TTM) fills that need. Designing the book for maximum usefulness, authors Franklin and Tolin share their considerable expertise in treating body-focused repetitive behavior disorders (not only hair-pulling but skin-picking and nail-biting as well) in an accessible, clinically valid reference.

Treating Trichotillomania carefully defines TTM, differentiating the disorder from other conditions such as OCD, reviewing the varied clinical forms it can take, and setting out its diagnostic criteria. Treatment chapters are not one-size-fits-all, but offer an evidence-based framework to help practitioners in designing the most appropriate course of treatment across the developmental spectrum, from toddlers to elders. The authors give the reader:

  • Comprehensive discussion of assessment and treatment methods.
  • Key elements of treatment, including awareness training, habit reversal, and maintenance techniques.
  • Helpful ideas for treating clients with other disorders in addition to TTM.
  • "What Do We Need to Know?" chapter, addressing clients’ and families’ frequently asked questions.
  • Adjunctive cognitive-behavioral strategies, including family and group interventions.
  • Resources for clinicians, clients, and families.

With the increasing recognition of body-focused repetitive behavior disorders and their negative impact upon the lives of sufferers, the clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, counselor, or school practitioner needs the broadest understanding of the problem, which can be found in this reader-friendly volume.

Keywords

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Cognitive Restructuring Management Manual Motivation OCD Training assessment attention autism spectrum disorder diagnosis epidemiology intervention multiple Persönlichkeitsstörung thinking

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin E. Franklin
    • 1
  • David F. Tolin
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for the Treatment and Study of AnxietyUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.The Institute of LivingThe Institute of Living/Hartford HospitalHartfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-70883-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-70882-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-70883-6
  • About this book