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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. Michael Kleerekoper
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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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Dr. Steven Pence
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Trichotillomania (Definition)

Is compulsive urge to pull out one's own hair, leading to distress & impairment in daily functioning. It is chronic & difficult to treat. Is classified as one ...Read more