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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trichotillomania: Tx is based on age. At preschool age, tx is conservative since most will outgrow it. For young adults, behavior modification (habit reversal training, cognitive behavior therapy, biofeedback, hypnosis) & treating the associated disorders such as anxiety/depression/ptsd/ocd. Some medications used with moderate success are Anafranil & prozac. ...Read more
My closed one had trichotillomania. Due to chronic hair plucking, hair in front part of scalp are not growing full length.Whats best treatment now?plz
Trichotillomania: You will need help. Treatments that have been helpful have been cbt, or dbt, or acceptance and commitment therapy. You can download the treatment guidelines at a marvelous site for trichotillomania resources www.Trich.Org another good site is: trichotillomania-treatment.Com welcome to trichotillomania- treatment.Com, a site aimed at helping you treat your compulsive hair pulling disorder. ...Read more
I have trichtillomania for 2 yrs...Im very depressed..I want any treatment other than antidepressants as faverine and salipax?
Behavioral options!: Chronic hair pulling -trichotillomania or "trich"- can arise in response to (a) emotions - anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement; &/or (b) detecting some roughness/imperfection of hair/skin. Hair pulling can feel pleasurable & can serve to relieve tension. But "trichsters" often feel ashamed, depressed & hopeless. There are effective behavior treatments. Learn more/find expert help @ www.Trich.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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