Trichotillomania Research Studies: Ongoing research helps advance the knowledge and treatment of Trichotillomania at Massachusetts General Hospital. New participants in this program are welcome-- please call 617-726-4074.
Treatment & Research
A Genetics Study of Trichotillomania and Chronic Hair Pulling
Do you pull out your hair?
If so, you might be interested in the Genetics Study of Trichotillomania and Chronic Hair Pulling, sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital are conducting a research study to learn more about the genetic links in the development and maintenance of Trichotillomania and chronic hair pulling.
You may be eligible if you are between 18-65 years of age and frequently pull out your hair. We are enrolling individuals 18-65 years of age who have been diagnosed with Trichotillomania, or have chronic hair pulling.
Participation is divided into 3 parts:
- An interview
- Self-report questionnaires
- DNA (blood or saliva) sample to be collected at your visit
Study participation is strictly voluntary and may require 2-4 hours per person. Upon completion of all study tasks, each participant will be paid $50 for his/her participation. If you are interested in learning more about this study, and would like to find out if you are eligible, please contact Erin at (617)643-8464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.