Mia Asplund et al have looked into the feasibility of internet-delivered acceptance based behavioral therapy (BT) for trichotillomania (TTM) and skin-picking disorder (SPD).
25 clinical-referred patients with TTM and SPD underwent internet-delivered BT for 10 weeks. The treatment involved both traditional interventions such as habit reversal and more acceptance based strategies.
A majority of the participants were satisfied with the treatment and found it credible. Hair pulling and skin picking severity decreased significantly from pretreatment to posttreatment, and most outcome measures remained significant at the 12-month follow-up.
Taken together, he results provide initial evidence suggesting that I-BT could be a feasible, acceptable and potentially effective treatment for TTM and SPD.