A 33-year-old member asked:
how can i cure my trichotillomania?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Joseph Eastern answered
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. Get the help you need.
Answered on Apr 29, 2013
Dr. Alison Segal answered
18 years experience General Practice
No cure: There is no "cure" per se. But the treatment that is most effective for hair pulling is a very specific form of cognitive behavior therapy that helps people learn to get control over this maladaptive behavior. Once you are able to regain control over the behavior you feel successful and often see significant hair regrowth.
Answered on May 7, 2016
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