The use of EMDR in trichotillomania
Various studies have demonstrated that 15–40% of patients with trichotillomania do not respond to it; they cannot be motivated to undergo treatment, drop out, or experience persisting difficulties in regulating their emotions. In this practical workshop, EMDR is presented as a functional method in the treatment of trichotillomania.
Trichotillomania-patients experienced EMDR as a useful and motivating method. Furthermore, they felt encouraged to deal with their emotions in additional psychological treatments. Confrontation therapy markedly reduced trichotillomania symptoms. EMDR is shown as a useful augmentation method in treating patients with trichotillomania by using videos and live-demonstrations. Especially, important interweaves for trichotillomania patients in the timing in therapy will be demonstrated.