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Publications

Moritz, S. & Rufer, M. (2010). Movement decoupling: A self-help intervention for the treatment of trichotillomania. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 74-80.

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.

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 relaxion. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 84, 359-367.