Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric Trichotillomania

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00043563
First received: August 9, 2002
Last updated: November 17, 2005
Last verified: November 2005

August 9, 2002
November 17, 2005
January 2001
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Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric Trichotillomania
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric Trichotillomania

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

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.

Interventional
Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Trichotillomania
Behavioral: Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
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Completed
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December 2003
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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
Both
8 Years to 17 Years
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Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00043563
R21 MH61457, DSIR CT-S
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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
November 2005

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