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(p. 1) Introductory Information for Therapists 

(p. 1) Introductory Information for Therapists
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(p. 1) Introductory Information for Therapists
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Douglas W. Woods

and Michael P. Twohig

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195336030.003.0001
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date: 25 January 2021

Chapter 1 provides introductory information for therapists on the background to the treatment program, trichotillomania (TTM), impairment associated with TTM, diagnostic criteria, the behavioral model of TTM, environmental and emotional triggers, cognitive factors and evidence for different processes underlying hair pulling. The development of the treatment program and its evidence base are discussed, along with the role of medications, an overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Enhanced Behavior Therapy for Trichotillomania (AEBT-T) and pitfalls to avoid.

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