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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. 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


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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