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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (IJMS)   September 2004 , Volume 29 , Number 3; Page(s) 105 To 108.
 
Paper: 

TRICHOTILLOMANIA-ASSOCIATED PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

 
 
Author(s):  HAGHSHENAS H.*, MORADI A., DEHBOZORGI G., FARASHBANDI B., ALISHAHIAN F.
 
* PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH CENTER, SHIRAZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
Abstract: 
Background: Patients with Trichotillomania (TC) have an irreversible urge to pull their hair. This self-mutilation behavior is associated with high level of tension before and a sense of gratification and relief after TC.
Objective: To investigate the personality characteristics of patients suffering from TC.
Method: The study was performed on 43 TC patients and 43 gender and age-matched non-psychiatric control individuals who were asked to complete a Persian version of the NEO Personality Inventory-Revised (NEO PI-R).
Results: The TC patients had significantly higher scores on Neuroticism (p<0.0001) and Agreeableness (p<0.05) domains. The TC patients were high scorers in all Neuroticism subscales including anxiety, angry-hostility, depression, selfconsciousness, impulsivity, and vulnerability to stress. The patient group had lower scores on the compliance scale, a subscale of Agreeableness.
Conclusion: According to Costa and McCrae (founders of the NEO PI-R) suggestions, the picture of the personality traits or characteristics displayed by our data resembles borderline personality disorder.
 
Keyword(s): TRICHOTILLOMANIA · PERSONALITY · BORDERLINE · NEO PI-R
 
 
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HAGHSHENAS, H., & MORADI, A., & DEHBOZORGI, G., & FARASHBANDI, B., & ALISHAHIAN, F. (2004). TRICHOTILLOMANIA-ASSOCIATED PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (IJMS), 29(3), 105-108. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=13093



Vancouver: Copy

HAGHSHENAS H., MORADI A., DEHBOZORGI G., FARASHBANDI B., ALISHAHIAN F.. TRICHOTILLOMANIA-ASSOCIATED PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (IJMS). 2004 [cited 2021June21];29(3):105-108. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=13093



IEEE: Copy

HAGHSHENAS, H., MORADI, A., DEHBOZORGI, G., FARASHBANDI, B., ALISHAHIAN, F., 2004. TRICHOTILLOMANIA-ASSOCIATED PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (IJMS), [online] 29(3), pp.105-108. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=13093.



 
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