purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of AEBT therapy on reducing anxiety and experiencing avoidance of Mixed Trichotillomania، Skin picking disorder and Nail biting with three month follow up This study was a single-subject experimental design with multiple step-line based and follow-up on six patients (two patients for each disorder) with 10 sessions over the course of three month follow up، Samples were selected using purposeful method. Data was gathering through Massachusetts Hospital – Hair pulling Scale، Keuthen Skin Picking Scale، Beck Anxiety Inventory، Acceptance and Action Questionnaire and Malone- Massler Nail biting scale. The results of this study showed that Acceptance Enhanced Behavioral Therapy can reduce anxiety in patients with trichotillomania، skin picking and Nail biting، as well as experimental avoidance in patients with trichotillomania and skin picking decreased and the results were maintained during the follow-up period، but reduction of experimental avoidance in Nail biting was not significant and requires further studies on this subject.
khanjani Z, hashemi T, mahmodailou M, faroghi P. Efficacy of AEBT in Reducing Anxiety and Experimental avoidance of Body Focused Repetitive Behavior Disorders with three month follow up. jmj. 2018; 16 (1) :49-58 URL: http://jmj.jums.ac.ir/article-1-1043-en.html