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How can someone tell me about trichotillomania?

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Dr. Alison Segal
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Alison Segal
Dr. Alison Segal
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hair-Pulling Problem

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.

In brief: Hair-Pulling Problem

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.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hair pulling

This is a psychogenic disorder a little worse than just a bad habit, in which hairs are plucked from various parts of the body.
Since the eyelashes and eyebrows are so ready available, they are common sites of hair removal in this disorder. It requires some psychological counseling and occasional pharmacologic support to cause it to stop.

In brief: Hair pulling

This is a psychogenic disorder a little worse than just a bad habit, in which hairs are plucked from various parts of the body.
Since the eyelashes and eyebrows are so ready available, they are common sites of hair removal in this disorder. It requires some psychological counseling and occasional pharmacologic support to cause it to stop.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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