| Published: November 23, 2017
Trichotillomania: A Case Study
Present study is about Trichotillomania. As per APA (2013) Trichotillomania diagnostically is an impulse control disorder which shows some overlap with compulsive features of OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder) and some with BDD (Body dysmorphic disorder). Trichotillomania is usually as a result of first exposure to some hair pulling event and relating it with unhelpful cognitions which eventually lead to a vicious cycle. Therapeutically, it is important to investigate how the first exposure to a random hair pulling event gets associated with a series of unhelpful thoughts that make the patient think that until they pull hair, the anxiety and physical discomfort will not be reduced.
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© 2017 Trivedi P P, & Mistry K H
Received: October 14, 2017; Revision Received: November 09, 2017; Accepted: November 23, 2017
Published in Volume 05, Issue 1, October-December, 2017