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Trichotillomania is a mental disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your Scalp, Eyebrows, Eyelashes and other areas of your body.
Hair pulling from the scalp often leaves patchy bald spots, which causes significant upset and can interfere with social or work functioning. People with Trichotillomania may go to great lengths to disguise the condition.
Trichotillomania may be mild or strong as it varies from person to person. The compulsive urge to pull hair can be overwhelming. Some treatment options have helped many people reduce their hair pulling or stop entirely.
Most people with Trichotillomania pull hair in private and generally try to hide the disorder from others.
For people with trichotillomania, hair pulling can be intentional to relief stress or tension however some people pull their hair without even realizing they're doing it such as when they are reading or watching TV.
Trichotillomania can be related to emotions both happy and sad with triggers being both for pleasure and as a direct result of a stressful situation.
How Can We Help
There is no definitive cure or treatment for this condition however
at Catherine Queen Non-Surgical Hair Restoration we believe the Volumiser System can be used as method of interrupting the pattern of pulling as it creates a barrier between your hands and your common pulling areas whilst also restoring your confidence by giving you a full head of hair.
Psychological treatment and medication provided by a licenced doctor should also be considered when trying to combat this complex condition.
This condition has a high rate of relapsing we would strongly encourage you to contact us when you feel this is happening.
When applicable we may be able to pair you with another person suffering from this condition as a buddy to support each other at times when you struggle, we believe having someone who knows exactly how it feels to navigate this condition could be extremely beneficial.
Breaking the Habit
Take deep breaths
Count to 10
Distract your mind
Get a hobby that keeps your hands moving
Join a support group
Keep a diary of triggers and be on high alert when they are approaching
Access to additional support see below.