BFRB patients are often misdiagnosed which can lead to additional psychological and physical impacts. Becoming informed about the signs and symptoms of body-focused repetitive behaviors, along with evidence-based therapeutic intervention models supports both patient and provider.
The TLC Foundation offers medical and therapeutic providers continuing education through our Virtual Professional Training Institute (VPTI). Additionally, TLC offers access to Clinical Scales and other resources meant to assist providers in designing appropriate medical and therapeutic interventions for patients experiencing BFRBs.
TLC’s Virtual Professional Training Institute (VPTI) offers medical and therapeutic treatment providers the opportunity to grow their skills and area of practice through a comprehensive CBT-Based training program for body-focused repetitive behaviors.
Research into treatments for BFRBs, particularly hair pulling and skin picking, has grown steadily over the past decade. Although no one treatment has been found to be effective for everyone, a number of evidence-based treatment options have shown promise for many people.
Medications used for OCD and other anxiety disorders have been tested on subjects with BFRBs with limited success. There has not yet been any single medication or combined medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of BFRBs.