Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling)

If you find yourself pulling out hair from your scalp, eyebrows, or other areas, you might be experiencing a hair pulling disorder called Trichotillomania. The urge to pull out body hair is often a way of coping with stress or anxiety and is overcomeable if you reach out for help.

Trichotillomania Hair Pulling Disorder

Understanding the Cause Behind Hair Pulling

Trichotillomania is characterized by the recurring urge to pull out your hair, typically as a means of coping with underlying emotions you might be feeling like stress, anxiety, or depression. This behavior provides temporary relief but can persist despite your repeated attempts to stop, negatively impacting daily life, work, and social interactions. 

Recognizing the triggers and emotional drivers behind trichotillomania is crucial for breaking free from this cycle and living a free lifestyle. Working with a therapist who specializes in this condition can be life-changing, allowing them to help you learn strategies to address the underlying emotions and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

How Do You Treat Trichotillomania?

Treating trichotillomania can involve a combination of effective therapies:

These approaches provide you with strategies for managing trichotillomania and reducing its impact on your life.

Are you ready to take the first step?