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For the past year and a half, a USU professor has been sitting down with teenagers to address and treat a compulsive hair-pulling disorder. At first glance, this research study is not so different from others — and it isn’t, except for the fact that it is all done through telecommunications.

Michael Twohig, USU professor of psychology, studies kids age 12 to 17 who have trichotillomania. The youth engage in “habit reversal training” via a video conferencing program called Zoom.

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