I have had trichotillomania for around 4-5 years and my mom wants to sign me up for a support group, but I kinda freak out when I talk in front of large groups even if it’s online and you can remain anonymous and not show your face. What should I do?

Updated 23 July 2020 under Ask Us.

It is completely normal to be nervous about trying something new, especially when it involves sharing personal information with others. Most support groups are small, so it is unlikely that […]

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Updated 25 October 2023 under Health Guides.

Trichotillomania sounds like a made-up word but is a very real condition that involves an uncontrollable urge to pull one’s hair out. People who have this disorder often feel embarrassed […]

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I have trichotillomania and I pull my hair all the time without even thinking about it. My mom gets frustrated about it but I tell her I cannot help it. Any advice on how to stop my hair pulling?

Updated 5 February 2019 under Ask Us.

Thanks for your question. Trichotillomania is also called the “hair pulling disorder”. People with this condition have a strong, uncontrollable urge to pull out their own hair from their head […]

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