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How can I cure my trichotillomania?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alison Segal
General Practice
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alison Segal
Dr. Alison Segal
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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. Get the help you need.

In brief: 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. Get the help you need.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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