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Nervous / stress habit of pulling out hair. Any advise? Treatment?

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Dr. Madan Uprety
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: A form of OCD

It is a form of obsessive compulsive disorder, therefore, Luvox (fluvoxamine) can be helpful if medication from Prozac class fails to control symptoms.

In brief: A form of OCD

It is a form of obsessive compulsive disorder, therefore, Luvox (fluvoxamine) can be helpful if medication from Prozac class fails to control symptoms.
Dr. Madan Uprety
Dr. Madan Uprety
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Trichotillomania

Is the name for a disorder where hair is compulsively pulled out or cut to the point it is destructive and conscious effort to limit it isn't successful.
Stress certainly can percipitate such activity. That includes new stress of short duration and long term stress that may not be readily identified. Serotonergic antidepressants such as Prozac (fluoxetine) are quite successful as treatment.

In brief: Trichotillomania

Is the name for a disorder where hair is compulsively pulled out or cut to the point it is destructive and conscious effort to limit it isn't successful.
Stress certainly can percipitate such activity. That includes new stress of short duration and long term stress that may not be readily identified. Serotonergic antidepressants such as Prozac (fluoxetine) are quite successful as treatment.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Trichotillomania

This can be a serious chronic condition which is difficult to solve on your own.
Check out trich.Org for many resources and tips, but often you need professional help.

In brief: Trichotillomania

This can be a serious chronic condition which is difficult to solve on your own.
Check out trich.Org for many resources and tips, but often you need professional help.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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