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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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Dr. Alan Bauman
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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


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Can i tell me how i can manage trichotillomania?

Can i tell me how i can manage trichotillomania?

Get help: You may get a lot better if you talk to a therapist or even work with a psychiatrist. There are ways through talk therapy or medicines to alleviate your symptoms. Some patients benefit from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or n-acetylcysteine. You should be able to find a therapist in the la area that could get you started! get better soon with the resources that in your community! ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best treatment for trichotillomania?

Combination Treatmen: Clomipramine & SSRI's are good pharmacologic options, They can be combined with other treatments like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy or hypnosis. ...Read more

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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

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Used to pull out hair as a kid but also had alopecia so hard to tell how much hair was pulled. Now obsessed with tweezing leg hair. Trichotillomania?

Variant of OCD: Trichotillomania is a variant of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). The object of the compulsion may vary over time. OCD patients may benefit from medication and psychotherapy. Few can cure themselves. ...Read more

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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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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

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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 wearing a wig help with trichotillomania?

Therapy is: important - Consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, medications or hypnosis. I have seen wigs recommended both to improve appearance and therapeutically. ...Read more

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What is the best way to fight trichotillomania?

What is the best way to fight trichotillomania?

Combined treatment: Individual psychotherapy including using cognitive behavioral techniques as well as habit reversal training  involving learning to recognize situations where you're likely to pull and substituting other behaviors instead. medications often used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder may also be helpful including serotonin  specific reuptake inhibitors or the tricyclic antidepressant anafranil (clomipramine).  d. ...Read more

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If you have Trichotillomania can you have children

If you have Trichotillomania can you have children

Yes: If you don't pull your hair out before having kids, just wait till you have them! ...Read more

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