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How can i cure my trichotillomania?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
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.
Dr. Alison Segal
Clinical Health 20 years experience
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.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is trichotillomania?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Pulling ur hair out.: It is an uncontrollable urge to pull or twist your hair out. It is categorized as an impulse control disorder.
Dr. Alison Segal
Clinical Health 20 years experience
Sometimes people are aware of the "urge" to pull and at times they are highly unaware. This impulsive behavior appears to help individuals regulate their nervous system.
May 22, 2014

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