Decoupling — A Self-Help Treatment to Reduce Nail Biting, Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling), Skin Picking,

and Other Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Click on the appropriate language below for further information on decoupling and to obtain the free manual. Decoupling is a treatment method that is designed to reduce impulse control disorders/body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) such as trichotillomania (hair pulling), skin picking, lip-cheek-biting and nail biting.


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Lee, M. T., Mpavaenda, D. N. & Fineberg, N. A. (2019). Habit reversal therapy in obsessive compulsive related disorders: A systematic review of the evidence and CONSORT evaluation of randomized controlled trials. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, 79. Link zum Artikel (Volltext)

Moritz, S., Rufer, M. & Schmotz, S. (2020). Recovery from pathological skin picking and dermatodaxia using a revised decoupling protocol. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 19, 3038-3040. Link zum Artikel (Volltext)

Weidt, S., Klaghofer, R., Kuenburg, A., Bruehl, A. B., Delsignore, A., Moritz, S. & Rufer, M. (2015). Internet-based self-help for trichotillomania: A randomized controlled study comparing decoupling and progressive muscle relaxation. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 84, 359-367. Link zum Artikel (Abstract)

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, 468-485. Link zum Artikel (Abstract)

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

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