Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

1-2017

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

Source ISSN

2211-3649

Abstract

Background

This study sought to investigate the effectiveness of group treatment for trichotillomania (TTM) in ordinary clinical settings. Treatment consisted of a combination of habit reversal training (HRT) and acceptance and commitment treatment (ACT). Both short- and long-term effects were explored, as well as individual change trajectories.

Methods

The sample consist of fifty-three patients with TTM. Treatment outcomes were evaluated at post-treatment and at one-year follow-up using self-report questionnaires (Massachusetts General Hospital Hair Pulling Scale, MGH-HS), structured clinical interviews (National Institute of Mental Health Trichotillomania Severity Scale, NIMH-TSS), and the Clinical Global Impression scale for TTM (CGI-TTM).

Results

Analyses by mixed models for repeated measurements yielded a statistically significant effect of time (p

Conclusions

ACT-enhanced behavior therapy in a group format seems efficient for reducing symptoms of trichotillomania.

Comments

Accepted version.Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Vol 12 (January 2017): 109-116. DOI. © 2017 Elsevier B.V. Used with permission.

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