Cognitive - Behavioral Intervention in a case of Trichotillomania


  • Zaira Morales-Domínguez Profesora del Departamento de Psicología Clínica, Experimental y Social de la Universidad de Huelva Correspondencia: Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación Avda. Tres de Marzo, S/N. CP: 21071 - Huelva



trichotillomania, cognitive - behavioral intervention


This study presents the clinical case of a 21-year-old woman who is presenting impulse control disorders type Trichotillomania. Two aims appear, to diminish the anxiety and the frequency of hair pulling. The intervention used is of cognitive - behavioral type. The results are, in a beginning positives because there is a decrease of the unwated bahavior, do not allow to conclude that the intervention has been successful since the abandon by the client before it conclusion does that it could not confirm such a fact throughout the time. In spite of the increase in the number of investigations on this disorder many unknows are not resolved. Questions related to etiological factors, prevalence, treatment adherence, contribution of each technique, etc., they need from studies that respond its.


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Morales-Domínguez, Z. (2013). Cognitive - Behavioral Intervention in a case of Trichotillomania. Acción Psicológica, 9(2), 131–142.



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