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Trichotillomania, Skin Picking, and Other Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors


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ContributorsIntroductionPart 1: Clinical CharacteristicsChapter 1. Trichotillomania: epidemiology and clinical characteristicsChapter 2. Pathologic skin pickingChapter 3. Habitual stereotypic movements: a descriptive analysis of four common typesChapter 4. Psychobiology of hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania) and skin picking disorderPart 2: Diagnosis and EvaluationChapter 5. Diagnosis and comorbidityChapter 6. Dermatological assessment of hair pulling, skin picking, and nail bitingChapter 7. Diagnosis and evaluation: trichotillomania, skin picking, and other stereotypic behaviors in childrenChapter 8. Assessment of trichotillomania, pathological skin picking, and stereotypic movement disorderPart 3: TreatmentChapter 9. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for pediatric trichotillomaniaChapter 10. Cognitive-behavioral therapy in adultsChapter 11. Alternative treatmentsChapter 12. PharmacotherapyChapter 13. Family involvement in the treatment of children with body-focused repetitive behaviorsIndex

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Jon E. Grant, M.D., M.P.H., J.D., is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dan J. Stein, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa. Douglas Woods, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Nancy J. Keuthen, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School; Co-Director of the Trichotillomania Clinic and Research Unit; and Chief Psychologist in the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic and Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.


While psychiatric books line the shelves of libraries and bookstores, there is adearth of books that focus on BFRBs. As the editors poignantly point out, BFRBsare a key aspect of human suffering yet are an often neglected area of clinicalcare. This book answers the call for a publication that gives undivided attention to BFRBs. Clinicians now will be fully prepared with the latest knowledge, proper evaluation techniques, and cutting-edge treatment options for patients with these disorders. -- Bradley R. Cutler, M.D., * Doody's Enterprises, Inc. *
This slim volume is a readable, well-written, and concise manual that includes several important gems in the diagnosis and treatment of trichotillomania, skin picking, and body-focused repetitive behaviors that will be of interest to practitioners from a variety of disciplines. An excellent review of the research to date is accomplished, illustrating that we do know much about these behavioral problems. -- Juanita N. Baker and A. Celeste Harvey * PsycCRITIQUES *

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