Tuesday, January 15, 2013


If you're interested, TLC just shared this today:

Internet Survey: Your Input is Needed!

Understanding the Emotional Cycles that Maintain Hairpulling among Subtypes of Trichotillomania

A graduate student, Sebastian Siwiec, from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, is seeking your participation in an anonymous online survey to develop our understanding about the emotional patterns in adults with trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder).

This study is inviting any adults who are 18 or older and who have trichotillomania or chronic hair-pulling to participate. You will be asked to complete an internet-based survey. The survey will take most individuals only 20-30 minutes to complete. For taking the time to complete the survey, I will be donating 1$ on your behalf to the Trichotillomania Learning Center.

Purpose behind the study: Individuals with trichotillomania often fluctuate between pulling their hair intentionally, or finding themselves suddenly aware that they have pulled without any idea of when they started. These two styles are commonly called focused and automatic pulling. What this study hopes to do with your help is develop an understanding of the emotions that occur around these two styles of pulling. My hope is that the information we collect together in this survey will help shed more light on trichotillomania and help continue developing effective treatment strategies.

To participate and learn more about this completely anonymous study, please click the link below. Thank you so much for your time and contribution!

This study has been approved by the University of Lethbridge Human Subjects Research Committee.

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