Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric Trichotillomania

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Brief Title

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric Trichotillomania

Official Title

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric Trichotillomania

Brief Summary

      This study will compare the effectiveness of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) to a minimal
      attention control (AC) condition for treatment of pediatric trichotillomania (TTM).
    

Detailed Description

      TTM is a persistent impulse control disorder in which the individual acts on urges to pull
      out his or her own hair. Onset typically occurs by adolescence, and TTM is often associated
      with significant functional impairment and distress. CBT is a type of psychotherapy designed
      to change problematic behaviors and thinking. It includes self-monitoring of hair-pulling
      urges and homework assignments to practice the use of cognitive and behavioral strategies.

      Participants are assigned randomly to receive either CBT or AC for 8 weeks. Participants
      assigned to CBT receive weekly 1-hour sessions of CBT for 8 weeks; participants assigned to
      AC receive 6 telephone contacts and 2 in-person sessions for 8 weeks. After 8 weeks, CBT
      participants who respond to treatment enter Phase II, which lasts an additional 8 weeks and
      includes 4 in-person maintenance sessions. AC participants who are still symptomatic after 8
      weeks are offered CBT.
    


Study Type

Interventional


Primary Outcome

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Trichotillomania Severity Scale


Condition

Trichotillomania

Intervention

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy


Publications

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Recruitment Information


Recruitment Status

Behavioral

Estimated Enrollment

24

Start Date

January 2001

Completion Date

October 2004

Primary Completion Date

October 2004

Eligibility Criteria

        Inclusion Criteria:

          -  Primary diagnosis of Trichotillomania

          -  Minimum symptom duration of 6 months

          -  Presence of a stable parent or guardian

        Exclusion Criteria:

          -  Other primary psychiatric diagnosis

          -  Bipolar illness, pervasive developmental disorder, thought disorder, current major
             depression, ADD/ADHD

          -  Concurrent psychotherapy

          -  Currently receiving psychotropic medications
      

Gender

All

Ages

8 Years - 17 Years

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

No

Contacts

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Location Countries

United States

Location Countries

United States

Administrative Informations


NCT ID

NCT00043563

Organization ID

R21MH061457

Secondary IDs

R21MH061457

Responsible Party

Sponsor

Study Sponsor

University of Pennsylvania

Collaborators

 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Study Sponsor

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Verification Date

December 2015