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Doctor insights on: Trichotillomania And Asperger S

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What is trichotillomania?

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

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more


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Would I have trichotillomania even if u pull out a few strands of hair?

No: Trichotilomania is a condition that is compulsive and repetitive and leads to significant hair loss. ...Read more

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How do I break this habit of pulling hairs on the side of my chin? Could I have trichotillomania?

Could be: Repetitively pulling hair without being able to stop is a simple definition of trichotillomania - but it may be a simple nervous habit that may respond to behavioral or other interventions. If it is causing infections, problems in functioning, problems with others, etc, certainly seekign a psychological or psychiatric consultation for diagnosis would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can teen have trichotillomania and is it possible for his hair to grow back to its original fullness?

Can teen have trichotillomania and is it possible for his hair to grow back to its original fullness?

Yes and yes.: Anyone can have trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling), and the hair will grow back if you stop doing it before you scar the hair follicles beyond repair. A psychiatrist can help you with that. That doesn't mean you're "crazy" - this is not about "craziness" - it's about enlisting a specialist to help you figure out why you are pulling your hair so you can stop doing it. ...Read more

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I had trichotillomania for 6 years. I stopped pulling for 7 months or so. Then I re-pulled my hair again. it is repetetive in what sense ?

Pulling again&again: TTM is a form of body-focused repetitive behavior along with skin picking. The person keeps pulling out that hair or eyelashes or eyebrows until hair loss. They describe a tension prior to behavior and then stress reduction or relief while engaging in behavior. Hair pulling leads to distress. Go to Trichotillomania Learning Center on line for additional infor and support groups. ...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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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