Self-Help Techniques


We wish to credit the photographers of the figures:

1aRobodoc (original uploader)Trichotillomania  01/20/21
1bKairyu7Dermatillomania out of control.01/18/21
1cU3176478Nail biting can be both a habit and an addiction01/19/21
2a-2cAG NeuropsychologyNo
3Sarah WeidingerNo
4Sarah WeidingerNo
5Photos compiled by Moritz for J Cosmetic DermatolDecoupling in sensun.a.n.a.
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Farhat, L. C., Olfson, E., Nasir, M., Levine, J. L. S., Li, F., Miguel, E. C., & Bloch, M. H. (2020). Pharmacological and behavioral treatment for trichotillomania: An updated systematic review with meta‐analysis. Depression and Anxiety, 37(8), 715–727.

Moritz, S., & Rufer, M. (2011). Movement decoupling: A self-help intervention for the treatment of trichotillomania. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42(1), 74–80.

Moritz, S., Fricke, S., Treszl, A., & Wittekind, C. E. (2012). Do it yourself! Evaluation of self-help habit reversal training versus decoupling in pathological skin picking: A pilot study. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 1(1), 41–47.

Moritz, S., Penney, D., Ahmed, K. & Schmotz, S. (in press). A head-to-head comparison of three self-help techniques to reduce body-focused repetitive behaviors. Behavior Modification.

Moritz, S., Treszl, A., & Rufer, M. (2011). A randomized controlled trial of a novel self-help technique for impulse control disorders A study on nail-biting. Behavior Modification, 35(5), 468–485.

Sarris, J., Camfield, D., & Berk, M. (2012). Complementary medicine, self-help, and lifestyle interventions for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and the OCD spectrum: A systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 138(3), 213–221.