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how can someone help a person with my trichotillomania?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Psychiatrist: Don't yell at me - i'm not saying you're "crazy", because you are not. If you had a stomach or nerve disorder you would go to a stomach or nerve specialist. When you have a compulsive disorder like trichotillomania, you go to a compulsion specialist, a psychiatrist, who will help you figure out why you are pulling your hair out, and suggest ways to help you stop doing it.
Answered on Nov 4, 2013
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Dr. Alison Segal
18 years experience General Practice
There are also therapists who are trained in a specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy called habit reversal training who can help.
Oct 24, 2012

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