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Dr. Alan Bauman
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Trichotillomania (Overview)

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 & difficult to treat.


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What are the symptoms of trichotillomania?

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

Dr. Alan Bauman
87 Doctors shared insights

Trichotillomania (Overview)

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 & difficult to treat.


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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

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I'm 21 years old and I can't control my hand to pull my hair since I was 15 years old. I know its call "trichotillomania". I tried to stop but I can't?

I'm 21 years old and I can't control my hand to pull my hair since I was 15 years old. I know its call "trichotillomania". I tried to stop but I can't?

See 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

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My eyelids hurt until I pull the lash that causes the pain out. It is usually near the skin and it is not trichotillomania the paincomes each month, right in the middle of each eyelid. I always pull so many lashes out that I end up with a huge bald spot.

My eyelids hurt until I pull the lash that causes the pain out. It is usually near the skin and it is not trichotillomania the paincomes each month, right in the middle of each eyelid. I always pull so many lashes out that I end up with a huge bald spot.

Trichiasis: Misdirected eyelashes (trichiasis) or eyelashes growing from the wrong place (distichiasis) that invert and rub on the surface of the eye (cornea), are very irritating. The symptoms of scratchiness, tearing and pain are common. Sometimes it can lead to a corneal abrasion, infection and scarring. The lashes can be epilated (pulled). If they recur then electrolysis or minor surgical procedure. ...Read more

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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

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Are there any ways of treating trichotillomania? Answer please!

Yes: Consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy or hypnosis. Clomipramine & SSRI's may be helpful. Take care. ...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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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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How can I get rid of trichotillomania?

Treatment: Clomipramine & SSRI's can be useful. Consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy or hypnosis. ...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

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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?

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. ..
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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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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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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). 

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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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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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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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What are some tips for dealing with trichotillomania?

Please read this: This article contains 14 tips on how to deal with trichotillomania. What's interesting is that the tips are also greeted is helpful or unhelpful making it particularly interesting. Best wishes.
www. Wikihow. Com/cope-with-trichotillomania
how to cope with trichotillomania. Trichotillomania is an irresistible urge to pull out hair from the scalp, eyebrows or other areas of one's body. Hair pulling fr. ...Read more

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I have trichotillomania, are there any new treatmemts?

Http://www. Trich. Org: Go to the home page, listed above. Or you can contact the trich center directly by phone:
831-457-1004 or by email:
info@trich. Org. ...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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What can I do to help my girlfriend with trichotillomania?

What can I do to help my girlfriend with trichotillomania?

Find Trich Expert: 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 & help your girlfriend find expert help! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trichotillomania?

Trichotillomania: 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 of impulse control disorders. ...Read more

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What has proven most effective in treating trichotillomania?

Hair pulling: Self-limiting in children, most grow out of it after they r made made aware of problem. In adults frequently associated with clinical depression which needs 2B treated. Overall habit reversal training (hrt) probably most effective & requires psychological or pachiatric input. Hypnosis &/or biofeedback can be very effective in some. ...Read more