Are you struggling with a Trichotillomania?
CBT Therapy aims to help you be able to identify patterns in your behaviour. It can also help you cope with feelings that are difficult to manage, which could be the cause of your habit.
What is a Trichotillomania?
Trichotillomania, also known as trich, is when you cannot resist the urge to pull out their hair. You may pull out the hair on your head or in other places, such as your eyebrows or eyelashes.
Trich is more common in teenagers and young adults and is known as a habit disorder.
Habit disorders can range from hair pulling (trichotillomania) and lip biting, to gambling and pathological stealing (kleptomania).
When to seek treatment for Trichotillomania
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What you need to know
This aims to help you replace a bad habit with something that's not harmful. Treatment usually involves:
Keeping a diary of your hair pulling
Working out the triggers for your hair pulling and learning how to avoid them
Replacing hair pulling with another action, like squeezing a stress ball
Loved ones providing emotional support and encouragement
Antidepressants are not usually prescribed to treat trichotillomania.