Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder) Treatment
What is Trichotillomania?
Trichotillomania (sometimes referred to as TTM or trich) is a disorder that causes individuals to pull out hair from various parts of their body. The severity, frequency and location of this hair pulling can vary on a case-by-case basis.
Trichotillomania is currently classified along with obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and is conceptualized as part of a family of “body-focused repetitive behaviors” (BFRBs) along with conditions such as skin picking and nail biting.
How can SOLUTIONS help?
The certified professionals at A+ Solutions are here to aid adults, children and families in dealing with this disorder (and other BFRBs) through customized treatment programs.
Our process begins with a functional assessment, taking a closer look at factors such as environment that may contribute to the development of these behaviors. Following this functional assessment, we’ll work with you to develop strategies that will delay or interrupt these behaviors and lead to small successes that can be built upon to control these urges over the course of time.
Our treatment team is led by Amy Burzinski, a professional member of the Trichotillomania Learning Center. She is one of the leading Trichotillomania experts in the state of Ohio and has worked with influential Trichotillomania researchers and authors such as Ruth Golomb. She practices a comprehensive model for behavioral treatment of Trichotillomania developed by Golomb, Charles Mansueto, Amanda McCombs Thomas and Ruth M. Townsley Stemberger.
The Trichotillomania Learning Center has developed several helpful resources related to BFRBs that you may find useful. Click below to download these resources in PDF format.
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