Depression, anxiety, and functional impairment in children with trichotillomania.

TitleDepression, anxiety, and functional impairment in children with trichotillomania.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsLewin, AB, Piacentini J, Flessner CA, Woods DW, Franklin ME, Keuthen NJ, Moore P, Khanna M, March JS, Stein DJ
Corporate AuthorsTLC-SAB
JournalDepression and anxiety
Date Published2009
KeywordsAchievement, Adolescent, Anxiety Disorders, Child, Comorbidity, Cross-Sectional Studies, Defense Mechanisms, Depressive Disorder, Female, Friends, Health Surveys, Humans, Internal-External Control, Internet, Male, Personality Inventory, Self Concept, Social Adjustment, Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania (TTM) remains understudied in children. Adult research suggests that TTM is accompanied by significant depression, anxiety, and functional impairment. The purpose of this study is to examine the occurrence of depression and anxiety in a relatively large sample of youth with TTM and the extent to which these symptoms mediate the relationship between TTM severity and associated impairment.

Alternate JournalDepress Anxiety