Treatment & Services

Trichotillomania Resources: To learn more about the disorder, here are some additional resources suggested by the Trichotillomania Clinic and Research unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Treatment & Research


Trichotillomania Resources & Literature
Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC)
207 McPherson Street, Suite H
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 457-1004

Books on Trichotillomania
Franklin, M. E., & Tolin, D. F. (2007). Treating trichotillomania: Cognitive-behavioral therapy for hairpulling and related Problems. New York, NY: Springer.

Golomb, R. & Vavrichek S. (2000). The hairpulling habit and you. Washington: Writers Cooperative of Greater Washington.

Keuthen, N. J., Stein, D. J., Christenson, G. A. (2001). Help for hair pullers: Understanding and coping with trichotillomania. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Mouton-Odum, S., & Golomb, R. G. (2009). Stay out of my hair!: Parenting Your child with trichotillomania. Goldum Publishing.

Penzel, P. (2003). The hairpulling problem: A compete guide to trichotillomania. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Stein, D. K., Christenson, G. A., Hollander, E. (Eds.). (1999). Trichotillomania. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press.

Stein DJ, Woods D, & Keuthen NJ (Eds.), Clinical manual for the treatment of trichotillomania, skin-picking, and other stereotypic disorders. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, 2011.


Woods, D. W., & Twohig, M. P (2008). Trichotillomania: An ACT-enhanced behavior therapy approach therapist guide. New York: Oxford University Press.

Woods, D. W., & Twohig, M. P. (2008). Trichotillomania: An ACT-enhanced behavior therapy approach workbook. New York: Oxford University Press.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Links
Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
Massachusetts General Hospital OCD Clinic & Research Unit

General Links

National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
American Psychological Association
American Psychiatric Association
Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry
The Mood & Anxiety Disorders Resource Center