Trichotillomania or hair-pulling anxiety disorder is the recurrent pulling out of your own hair that can occur on any area of the body where hair grows. The places that you pull from may also change over time. In general, the common places to pull hair include,
More Common Areas: Scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes. Less Common Areas: Face, pubic area, and near the rectum. The two methods of treatment that have been found to be most effective are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and medication, which are generally used in combination, but therapy is essential as the symptoms return when medication is stopped.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is focused on understanding the function and patterns of the pulling behavior, awareness and tracking of hair pulling, learning new ways to regulate emotion, developing new physical habits, practicing physical relaxation techniques, and using environmental interventions such as removing tweezers, or utilizing Habit Reversal Training (HRT) technology (e.g. awareness bracelets) that alert the user to pulling movements, and other techniques aimed at reversing the “habit” of pulling.
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