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Can there be any ways of treating trichotillomania?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 54 years experience
Yes.: Trichotillomania is a nervous habit of pulling ones hair off most in the scalp but sometimes in the arms as well. It is a symptom of a condition called obsessive-compulsive disorder. There are many antidepressants that are approved for this condition. A psychiatrist can help you with this plus cognitive behavioral therapy.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me, are there any ways of treating trichotillomania?

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Dr. Jane Kang
22 years experience
Yes: The best treatment for this is something called cbt or cognitive behavioral therapy, which helps address the hairpulling behavior. There are also some medications that can help. The best website resource is www.Trich.Org.
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