Top
20
Doctor insights on: Breastfeeding Trichotillomania

Share
1

1
Is trichotillomania something serious?

Is trichotillomania something serious?

It can be: Trichotillomania can be serious in the sense that if someone continues to pull hair out, it may cause social avoidance, which can then lead to other problems like poor self esteem, anxiety and depression. If you have trichotillomania, please seek help from a qualified mental health professional. There is hope and help out there. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
4 doctors shared insights

Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


2

2
What are the symptoms of trichotillomania?

Hair pulling: Trichotillomania involves hair pulling that results in hair loss, and the pulling doesn't stop after hair starts thinning out. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Is it possible that I have trichotillomania?

Is it possible that I have trichotillomania?

If you meet the Criteria: See the article below. See a psychologist or psychiatrist or both for treatment if necessary. En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trichotillomania trichotillomania is the compulsive urge to pull out ;#40;and in some cases, eat;#41; one's own hair leading to noticeable hair loss, distress, and social or functional ... Y. ...Read more

4

4
Can there be any ways of treating trichotillomania?

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. ...Read more

5

5
I have trichotillomania, are there any new treatmemts?

Where Things Stand:: Treatment of choice = habit reversal training which involves a) awareness training; b) training in substituting behavior that competes w/hair-pulling; & c) social support. But hrt has not proven sufficient by itself. Treatment tends to be more successful/enduring when combined cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy &/or psychopharmacology. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Is the microdot process recommended for someone that has trichotillomania?

Is the microdot process recommended for someone that has trichotillomania?

Treat the cause: The microdot process is purported to replace hair loss from many causes. But if the basic problem -- compulsive hair pulling, or trichotillomania -- is not treated, it will simply recur. You may be better served by working with a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002485/. ...Read more

8

8
What is the treatment for trichotillomania?

What is the treatment for trichotillomania?

Where Things Stand: Treatment of choice = habit reversal training which involves a) awareness training; b) training in substituting behavior that competes w/hair-pulling; & c) social support. But hrt has not proven sufficient by itself. Treatment tends to be more successful/enduring when combined cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy &/or psychopharmacology. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Should i see a doctor for trichotillomania?

Of course: This is a nervous tic in some and a psychological problem in others which causes picking at the hair sometimes on the face around the eyes but sometimes on the scalp. It is disfiguring and represents a deeper seated problem which most likely will be handled by psychiatric consultation. ...Read more

10

10
Trichotillomania! is that twirling your hair?

And then some....: Trichotillomania as an impulse control disorder. It involves repeated urges to pull or twist the hair until it breaks off. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
How could a psychologist help trichotillomania?

How could a psychologist help trichotillomania?

Many ways: Meeting with a psychologist can help you to understand what triggers the hair pulling and strategies to prevent the behavior from continuing. You should specifically look for a psychologist who specializes in working with individuals with anxiety disorders. ...Read more

12

12
Cant keep my hands still. Is this trichotillomania related?

Maybe: If you are pulling out hair, yes. Otherwise there are several neurologic disorders that can cause constant restlessness. A neurologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more

13

13
Is there an association between autism and trichotillomania?

Is there an association between autism and trichotillomania?

Yes: There are multiple behaviors linked with the autistic spectrum disorder. Many repetitive behaviors such as hair pulling are included. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
What could be a good shampoo for a mild trichotillomania patient?

What could be a good shampoo for a mild trichotillomania patient?

MILD: If you mean to help your scalp then use a mild shampoo that has little additives or alcohol. Ask your physician and even your hair dresser. The treatment for trichotillomania a bit more complex as it is a type of OCD but also needs behavioral interventions. ...Read more

15

15
Can you tell me how to cure my trichotillomania and panic attacks?

Can you tell me how to cure my trichotillomania and panic attacks?

Trich+Anxiety Exprt : Chronic hair pulling - trichotillomania- is a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb). "trich" can arise in response to (a) emotions - anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement; &/or (b) detecting some irregularity on scalp. Hair pulling can feel pleasurable & can serve to relieve tension. There are effective treatments. Learn more about trich @ trich.Org. To learn about panic: http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
I have trichotillomania but i'm not sure why/or what triggered it, should I see a doctor?

Sure: Often it's not clear what "triggers" trichotillomania. It can be a tough problem, but there are treatments that can help, so what do you have to lose by seeing a doctor? ...Read more

17

17
I am suffering from trichotillomania and I have been treated with lustral, faverin and dogmatil for two years with no results till now. What can I do?

I am suffering from trichotillomania and I have been treated with lustral, faverin and dogmatil for two years with no results till now. What can I do?

Add CBT: Anxiety related behaviors improve with cognitive-behavioral therapy and complement medication approaches. Analyzing triggers (antecedents) to pulling hair and thoughts before and durring pulling will be very informative in selecting competing alternative behaviors. Look for a licensed psychologist or master's level therapist who specialized in behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapy- it helps! ...Read more

18

18
I can't take trichotillomania medication orap (pimozide) in combination with my other meds. Any ideas for a substitution? It was the only 1 that worked for me.

Try nutrition: Psychological disorders often are made worse by poor nutrition. There are a couple of things worth trying. First eat a diet high in coconut oil and low in carbs to reach a ketototic state. Next try a supplement called nac at a dose of 2 grams per day. The nac reduces glutamate in your brain, and remember that your brain is 60% fat so if you eat a low fat diet you starve it. ...Read more

19

19
I have trichotillomania, I have seen a phyciatrist & he has given me the lightest dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) to try out. I havn't started taking it yet. Should i?

I have trichotillomania, I have seen a phyciatrist & he has given me the lightest dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) to try out. I havn't started taking it yet. Should i?

Yes: Trichotillomania, or compulsive hair pulling, is a form of obsessive compulsive disorder. The best treatment for OCD is a combination of serotonin boosting meds, like prozac, (fluoxetine) and cognitive behavioral therapy. Usually, in OCD spectrum disorders, a higher dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) will be necessary ultimately but your doctor is right to start you on a low dose so that you can get used to it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Looking for a professional that has studied hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania) in adult patients. Have multiple questions. Not officially diagnosed but i fit all the criteria for this disorder. I pull out my hair strand by strand which has created b

Looking for a professional that has studied hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania) in adult patients. Have multiple questions. Not officially diagnosed but i fit all the criteria for this disorder. I pull out my hair strand by strand which has created b

Look on trich.org: Treatment of choice = habit reversal training which involves a) awareness training; b) training in substituting behavior that competes w/hair-pulling; & c) social support. But hrt has not proven sufficient by itself. Treatment tends to be more successful/enduring when combined cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy &/or psychopharmacology. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Alan Bauman
87 doctors shared insights

Trichotillomania (Definition)

A condition in which one experiences the compulsive urge to pull out one's own hair, leading to distress & impairment in daily functioning. It is chronic ...Read more