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Trichotillomania: Help at last!

Trichotillomania: Help at last!
Finally, finally, finally!! HELP AT LAST!! My oldest daughter, now sixteen years old, has struggled with trichotillomania since she was 7 years old. Trichotillomania (trich) is an impulse control disorder (ICD), body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB), where a person unconsciously pulls out his/her own hair, eyelashes and/or eyebrows. The first pediatrician said, “Don’t worry about it.... Read more »

Trichotillomania: Managing anxiety with grace and patience

Trichotillomania: Managing anxiety with grace and patience
If you’ve been following along, you know that my oldest, a 13-year-old 8th grader, suffers from the impulse control disorder (ICD) called Trichotillomania. Trich for short. Trich is the most common ICD nobody’s ever heard of. People with trich impulsively pull out the hair on their bodies, usually without realizing it. My girl pulls out... Read more »

Trichotillomania: The new school year begins

Trichotillomania: The new school year begins
Trichotillomania (trich or TTM for short) is a hair-pulling disorder 1 in 50 people have. My oldest is that 1 in 50. Today, she starts 7th grade, and I am relieved. I’m hoping the distraction of being back in school will help curb the compulsion. She is a subconscious puller; she doesn’t even know she’s... Read more »
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