What is trichotillomania (hair pulling)?

People who have trichotillomania have an irresistible urge to pull out their hair. This could be from their scalp, eyelashes, and eyebrows.

Hair pulling is usually done when the sufferers are stressed and they feel it's an effective way to soothe themselves.People with this disorder feel like they are unable to stop and can end up with bald patches on their heads, no eyebrows or eyelashes.

People who have trichotillomania often try to hide their hair loss by wearing hats or beanies. They also often wear false eyelashes and some resort to having their eyebrows tattooed on. 

Hair pulling comes under the umbrella of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and is a serious anxiety-related issue that affects people regardless of gender and social or cultural background. Sufferers often try to hide the problem because they feel ashamed and also because of a lack of understanding of the condition.

Is it possible to treat trichotillomania?

Overcoming hair pulling is absolutely possible. I have also treated trichotillomania very successfully using a programme that teaches you how to manage your thinking. We can discuss the best way forward for you when you come in for a chat.

I have successfully conducted many sessions via Skype so regardless of where you are in the world I can help you. All you need is an iPad, laptop or PC, a good internet connection, a Skype account (it’s free) and some privacy. Skype can be downloaded for a PC or Mac by clicking on the Skype logo immediately below or, if you have an iPad, going to iTunes and downloading the app. Sessions can also be conducted via FaceTime or Messenger.

If you would like to finally feel in control, calm and peaceful in your thoughts, please either email or call me on 0409 254 500 and we can arrange for you to come in for a free no obligation consultation or a chat via Skype. We can discuss your options and you will be able to get clear answers on any questions you may have. There is no obligation on either your part or mine.

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