Trichotillomania is a chronic ICD characterized by repetitive pulling out of one's own hair, resulting in noticeable hair loss. The DSM-IV-TR criteria for trichotillomania are listed in Table 19–15.

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FIGURE 19–3. Schematic diagram of a preliminary biopsychosocial model of trichotillomania.Source. Reprinted from Franklin ME, Tolin DF, Diefenbach GJ: Trichotillomania, in Clinical Manual of Impulse-Control Disorders. Edited by Hollander E, Stein DJ. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Publishing, 2006, pp. 149–173. Copyright 2006, American Psychiatric Publishing. Used with permission.
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TABLE 19–15. DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for trichotillomania
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TABLE 19–16. Trichotillomania: treatment summary


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