Title

Trichotillomania: Identification and Treatment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2012

Originally Published In

Journal of Counseling and Development

Volume Number

90

Issue Number

4

Page Numbers

421-426

Abstract

Trichotillomania is a disorder distinguished by recurrent hair pulling resulting in hair loss (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). This review of the literature provides a broad overview of the disorder so that counselors can better understand, describe, identify, and implement effective treatment for clients with trichotillomania. Phenomenology, impairment, etiology, multicultural considerations, differentiation, comorbidity, and current treatment approaches are presented.