International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Nursing | India | Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017 | Rating: 6.7 / 10


Poonam Ahlawat [2]

Abstract: Trichotillomania (TTM) is a chronic impulse control disorder characterized by pulling out ones own hair, resulting in noticeable hair loss. . In trichotillomania alopecia results from deliberate efforts of the patients who is under tension or is psychologically disturbed. The condition maybe episodic and the chronic type. Efficacious treatments have been developed, in particular cognitivebehavioral interventions involving procedures collectively known as habit reversal training. Recent developments in pharmacotherapies for TTM and in combining cognitivebehavioral therapy approaches with medication hold promise.

Keywords: cognitivebehavioral therapy, combined treatments, habit reversal training, impulse disorders, pharmacotherapy, trichotillomania, TTM

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017,

Pages: 287 - 289

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