The child and adolescent trichotillomania impact project: descriptive psychopathology, comorbidity, functional impairment, and treatment utilization.

TitleThe child and adolescent trichotillomania impact project: descriptive psychopathology, comorbidity, functional impairment, and treatment utilization.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsFranklin, ME, Flessner CA, Woods DW, Keuthen NJ, Piacentini JC, Moore P, Stein DJ, Cohen SB, Wilson MA
Corporate AuthorsTrichotillomania Learning Center-Scientific Advisory Board
JournalJournal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP
Volume29
Issue6
Pagination493-500
Date Published2008 Dec
ISSN1536-7312
KeywordsActivities of Daily Living, Adolescent, Anxiety, Behavior Therapy, Child, Depression, Drug Therapy, Female, Humans, Male, Mental Health Services, Patients, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Psychopathology, Regression Analysis, Severity of Illness Index, Socioeconomic Factors, Trichotillomania
Abstract

Trichotillomania (TTM) is associated with significant morbidity, comorbidity, and functional impairment in adults. Despite the fact that TTM is typically a pediatric onset disorder, important questions remain about its phenomenology, comorbid symptoms, functional impact, and treatment utilization in youth. The current study was designed to provide an initial description of these factors using a convenience sample.

DOI10.1002/jts.20444
Alternate JournalJ Dev Behav Pediatr