The hair-pulling problem : a complete guide to trichotillomania /

Trichotillomania, one of the family of obsessive-compulsive disorders, may afflict as many as six to eight million people in the US alone. This is a guide to the syndrome, filled with reassuring advice for patients and their families. Endorsed by the Trichotillomania Learning Center, the handbook in...

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Main Author: Penzel, Fred.
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • ONE58; What Is Trichotillomania63;
  • The Diagnostic Criteria
  • TTM and OCD
  • The Effects of Hair Pulling
  • Patterns and Signs of Pulling
  • How People Pull
  • Disguises and Camouflage
  • Physical Sensations and Pulling
  • Trying to Stop
  • Testing and Measuring TTM
  • Who Pulls63;
  • TTM Across the Lifespan
  • TTM and Heredity
  • What Gets TTM Started63;
  • Disorders That Occur Together With TTM
  • Problems Mistaken for TTM
  • TWO58; 8The Shame of It All8221;8212;What To Do About It
  • The Stigma of TTM8212;The Emotional Cost
  • Destigmatizing Yourself
  • The Self45;Esteem Trap
  • Self45;Acceptance8212;The Only Logical Way
  • Defining Acceptance
  • Acceptance and TTM Treatment Issues
  • Mindfulness44; Breathing44; and Meditation
  • The Five Acceptances
  • Accepting Yourself
  • Accepting Others
  • Accepting the Illness and the Nature of the Illness
  • Accepting the Nature of the Task of Therapy
  • Accepting the Nature of the Task of Ongoing Recovery
  • THREE58; The Causes of TTM8212;Why Do People Pull63;
  • The Psychoanalytic Model
  • The Addiction Model
  • The Behavioral Model
  • The Ethological Model
  • The Neurobiological Model
  • TTM and the Obsessive45;Compulsive Spectrum
  • Similarities and Connections Linking TTM and OCD
  • Dissimilarities between TTM and OCS
  • Similarities of TTM and Tourette8217;s
  • The Comprehensive Model
  • The Stimulus Regulation Model8212;An Integrated Approach
  • The Yeast Allergy Model
  • FOUR58; Some Facts About Hair
  • The Functions of Hair
  • The Structure and Composition of Hair
  • How Hair Grows
  • Permanent Hair Loss and TTM
  • Other Causes of Hair Loss
  • Popular Hair Myths
  • Common Hair Frauds and What Really Works
  • FIVE58; How TTM Is Treated
  • Therapy for TTM
  • Treatments That Probably Don8217;t Work
  • Traditional Talk Therapy and TTM
  • Play Therapy
  • Energy Therapy
  • Homeopathy
  • Special Diets
  • Supplements
  • Other Miscellaneous Treatments
  • Treatments That Might Work
  • Hypnosis
  • Biofeedback
  • Treatments That Work
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Therapy44; the Therapist44; and My Feelings
  • Behavioral Therapy Steps for TTM
  • Habit Reversal Training
  • Stimulus Control
  • Behavioral Therapy8212;A Time Frame
  • Knowing When You Need Therapy
  • Recovery with Behavioral Therapy Alone
  • Only Commitment Brings Success
  • Using Medication with Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy Can Help Biological Problems
  • Getting the Right Treatment
  • Where and How to Look
  • What to Ask
  • What You Should Know
  • Choosing a Therapist
  • SIX58; Designing a Self45;Help Program
  • Is Self45;Help for You63;
  • Getting Started
  • Assembling the Steps
  • Relaxation Script
  • Brief Relaxation Exercise
  • SEVEN58; Medication and TTM Treatment
  • Medication as Part of Treat.