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How can someone help a person with my trichotillomania?

How can someone help a person with my trichotillomania?

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. ...Read more

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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


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How can someone tell me about trichotillomania?

How can someone tell me about trichotillomania?

Ask an Expert: There are therapists who have additional training in treating this disorder. It's imperative that you find someone who knows what it is and how to treat it. It is a manageable disorder with proper treatment! ...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 trichotillomania?

Pulling ur hair out.: It is an uncontrollable urge to pull or twist your hair out. It is categorized as an impulse control disorder. ...Read more

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How do you treat trichotillomania?

CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and possibly psychotropic medications could be a good option. ...Read more

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How can I cure my trichotillomania?

How can I cure my trichotillomania?

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. ...Read more

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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

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Is trichotillomania a serious condition?

Is trichotillomania a serious condition?

Very Real Suffering!: Compulsive hair-pulling - trichotillomania- is a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb), like skin-picking & nail-biting."trich" arises in response to (a) emotions like anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement; & (b) detecting an irregularity on scalp. Hair-pulling can feel pleasurable & tends to relieve tension. It can feel frightening to imagine stopping! there are effective treatments. See trich.Org. ...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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Which system is trichotillomania related to?

Multidimensional : Trichotillomania could be regarded as multidimensional or nervous system disorder. The hair pulling usually occurs to relieve built- up tension but can also result from other conditions. Abnormalities in central nervous system chemicals occur with the disorder. ...Read more