Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

4-2017

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

Source ISSN

2211-3649

Abstract

Although research has consistently linked unidimensional anxiety with Trichotillomania (TTM) severity, the relationships between TTM severity and anxiety dimensions (e.g., cognitive and somatic anxiety) are unknown. This knowledge gap limits current TTM conceptualization and treatment. The present study examined these relationships with data collected from ninety-one adults who participated in a randomized clinical trial for TTM treatment. Based on prior research, it was hypothesized that TTM severity would be related to the cognitive anxiety dimension and that psychological inflexibility would mediate the association. Hypotheses were not made regarding the relationship between TTM severity and somatic anxiety. Regression analyses indicated that only cognitive dimensions of anxiety predicted TTM severity and that psychological inflexibility mediated this relationship. Implications for the conceptualization and treatment of TTM are discussed.

Comments

Accepted version. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Vol. 13 (April 2017): 30-34. DOI. © 2018 Elsevier B.V. Used with permission.

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