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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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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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What is a good treatment for trichotillomania?

What is a good treatment for trichotillomania?

Psychotherapy+: Psychotherapies including habit reversal training are utilized, at times in combination with cognitive and relaxation training. Other modalities may include hypnosis. Medications, if necessary usually target serotonin (i.e. Prozac, (fluoxetine) Anafranil etc). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for trichotillomania?

What is the best treatment for trichotillomania?

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 (fluoxetine). ...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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What to do if I have trichotillomania. Are there any ways to cure this without therapy?

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

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I have trichtillomania for 2 yrs...Im very depressed..I want any treatment other than antidepressants as faverine and salipax?

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 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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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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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