The Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is conducting research on the effectiveness of a web-based computerized treatment program for compulsive hair-pulling (trichotillomania).
The study will take up to two months to complete. Treatment is free, and participants will be paid with $50 gift cards when they complete the study. This is a web-based study that allows individuals with an Internet-connected computer (with a videoconferencing capability such as Skype) to participate without a geographic limitation.
- Between 8 and 17 years old
- A diagnosis of trichotillomania
- A computer with high-speed Internet
- Current substance use problems
- Current or past psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia
- Current behavioral treatments for trichotillomania
- Significant suicidality
- Severe conditions known for poor response to inhibition (ADHD, OCD, and tic disorders)
- Low intellectual functioning (below 80)
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