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Treatment Guides

Expert Consensus Treatment Guidelines for Trichotillomania, Skin Picking

And Other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors

TLC's Scientific Advisory Board review the most effective treatment strategies and provide guidelines for those seeking treatment for hair pulling and skin picking disorder. ReadGuidelines for Trichotillomania and Skin Picking >>

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Overview of Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania) and Skin Picking Disorder

Skin Picking and Nail Biting: Related Habits

Frederick Penzel, PhD
Director, Western Suffolk Psychological Services, Huntington, NY

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Hair Pulling Scale

Massachusetts General Hospital

Trichotillomania Among Depressed Adults: Prevalence and Psychiatric Comorbidity

Depression Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

What Cognitive Therapy Can Do For TTM

Frederick Penzel, PhD
Director, Western Suffolk Psychological Services, Huntington, NY

A Comprehensive Model for Behavioral Treatment of Trichotillomania

Charles S. Mansueto, Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington
Ruth Goldfinger Golomb, Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington
Amanda McCombs Thomas and Ruth M. Townsley Stemberger, Loyola College in Maryland

A Stimulus Regulation Model of Trichotillomania

Frederick Penzel, PhD
Director, Western Suffolk Psychological Services, Huntington, NY

In Search of the Elusive Behavior Therapist

Frederick Penzel, PhD
Director, Western Suffolk Psychological Services, Huntington, NY

Barriers to Recovery from Hair Pulling

Carol Novak, MD
Regions - Behavioral Health, St. Paul, MN

Recovering from the Trauma of Trichotillomania

Hugh Grubb, MA, MFT
Los Gatos, CA

The Comprehensive Information Guide contains over 200 pages of the most up-to-date information on these behaviors. Free to TLC Members, preview the Table of Contents here >>

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Alternative Therapies

Jon E. Grant, MD, JD, MPH
University of Minnesota, Department of Psychiatry
TLC Scientific Advisory Board Member

Can Hypnosis Help My Pulling or Picking?

Ted Grossbart, PhD
Massachusetts Mental Health Center and Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology,
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School 

Biofeedback: Its Use and Application

Marc Lehrer, PhD
Director, Biofeedback Clinic of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

Hypnosis and Trichotillomania

Naomi Sarna, CSW, LSW and Paul Weinberg, CSW, LSW
New York, NY

Inositol and Trichotillomania

Frederick Penzel, PhD
Director, Western Suffolk Psychological Services, Huntington, NY

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Medication

Medications for Treatment of Trichotillomania and Skin Picking

Jon Grant, MD
University of Minnesota Medical Center

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For Parents

Toddler and Preschool Hair Pulling

Ruth Golomb, M.Ed., LPC
Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington

Tips for Parents: Getting Started

Leslie, TLC Program Manager

A Backpack Full of Strategies for Parents

Ruth Golomb, M.Ed., LPC, Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, Silver Spring, MD
Suzanne Mouton-Odum, Private Practice, Houston, TX

Mom Steps up to the TTM Plate! Advice for Parents

Stacy Lechtman

A Message for Dads of Daughters with Trichotillomania

Interview with Paul D. Schumacher, MD
Orlando, FL

Pam's Story

Pam

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Personal Stories & Essays

A Call to Freedom

Trich Whisperer

The Trichotillomania Conference: My Experience

Carmen Lepine

 

Self-Help Strategies

Treating the Whole Person: A Personal User's Guide, Part 1

Renae Reinardy, PsyD

Treating the Whole Person: A Personal User's Guide, Part 2

Renae Reinardy, PsyD

Sherrie Vavrichek, LCSW, CBCD and Ruth Golomb, LCPC
Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, Silver Spring, MD

50 Ways to Stop Pulling Your Hair

Lindy Hahn

Skin Picking Strategies (good read for trich, too!):
Based on the Comprehensive Model for Behavioral Treatment of BFRBs (ComB)

R.S.

Surviving Freshman Year and Beyond: What You Should Know About BFRBs at College

Ellen, Bowie, MD

10 Tips to Manage Holiday Stress and Avoid Pulling or Picking Overwhelm

Compiled by Leslie Lee, TLC Program Coordinator

Advice for Significant Others

Frederick Penzel, PhD
Director, Western Suffolk Psychological Services, Huntington, NY

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Success Stories

 

Aimee's Story

Aimee Montgomery

Sarah's Story

Sarah Wynne

It Can Happen

Liz

Making Lemonade From Lemons

KE

Millie's Story

Millie Mason

My Greatest Feat

Edith

A Note About Trichotillomania

Christina McCoy

Maniac

Elizabeth Peek/Wykes

Progress

Cheryn Salazar

What Worked for Kali

Kali, TLC Member

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Support Group Information

Am I Ready to Start a Support Group?

Erin Sullivan

Starting and Maintaining a Support Group

Jennifer Raikes

Suggestions and Helpful Hints for a Support Group

Erin Sullivan

12 Step Information

A publication of the Trichotillomania Learning Center

Why I Belong to a Support Group

Members of the NYC TTM Support Group

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