David A. F. Haaga, PhD

David A. F. Haaga, PhD, professor of psychology at American University, Washington, DC, and a member of the scientific advisory board of The TLC Foundation for Body-­Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB.org). He conducts research on smoking cessation, depression and trichotillomania and is interested in cognitive behavioral therapy processes and outcomes.


Top Treatments Now For Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

The main BFRBs are trichotillomania (hair-pulling)…excoriation (skin-­picking)…and onychophagia (nail-­biting).