Trichotillomania is a behavioral disorder that causes a person to compulsively pull out his or her hair. There are a variety of ways, this condition can be treated. The condition affects people in all ages. Some people suffer from it for years without treatment, while others may have tried different treatments without success. Regardless of who suffers from this condition, it can be treated.
Trichotillomania is generally defined as a compulsion to pull hair out of the head, which is commonly caused by stress. Trichotillomania is usually accompanied by a feeling of guilt, which results from the unwanted hair pulling. Many sufferers describe this condition as a “hair pulling disorder.”
Trichotillomania is characterized as a behavior condition that is caused by various causes. Most commonly, trichotillomania is caused by anxiety, stress, or obsessive compulsive disorder. Other triggers for the condition are emotional attachments to objects or situations, or even traumatic experiences.
Trichotillomania can disrupt a person’s life and lead to a variety of emotional problems. Because this condition is considered to be a compulsive behavior, some types of medications prescribed for trichotillomania may result in withdrawal symptoms.
For most people with trichotillomania, medication or medical treatment is often not required. However, if this behavior is severely disrupting a person’s daily life, it may be necessary to seek therapy.
In some cases, therapy is required, either through individual sessions with a therapist or group therapy. In group therapy, individuals may share stories about their triggers with others. They can also be encouraged to learn new skills that will help them deal with their triggers. These could include positive thinking techniques, relaxation techniques, or coping mechanisms.
While psychotherapy, medications, and therapy all help to reduce the suffering caused by this condition, there are several behavioral modification therapies that can help individuals overcome this condition. Some of these therapies, such as exposure therapy, may work better than others. However, a combination of all three therapies is best for those suffering from this condition.
The good news is that you can learn how to stop this condition before it completely ruins your life. Trichotillomania is a condition that can be treated, especially if it is an early sign of another disorder. If you have tried traditional treatments without success, you may want to discuss it with your doctor.
Some forms of behavioral modification therapy may also include some form of medication. Your doctor may recommend that you try some type of antianxiety medication, antidepressants, or other medications. Be sure to ask your doctor about any side effects you may experience as well.
Your doctor may even decide to combine behavior modification therapy with medication. This is known as “behavioralization” therapy. It works by re-training the patient’s mind from the negative thoughts associated with his or her trichotillomania.
Behavioralization therapy can also be done through homeopathic remedies such as Hypnotica and Trichotis. You should talk to your doctor about this option and see if it would be an option for you. If so, the doctor will teach you how to consciously confront your fears by distracting yourself from your trigger situation.
With behavioral modification therapy, your doctor may give you specific techniques that you can practice at home. These techniques may include breathing methods, relaxation techniques, cognitive behavioral training, and exposure therapy. These techniques will help you overcome your triggers.
Another method, your doctor may recommend for your trichotillomania is cognitive behavioral therapy. This technique involves using deep breathing exercises, relaxation, or hypnosis to change your thinking patterns. This form of therapy is used to reduce the irrational thoughts that can trigger your trichotillomania. It also teaches you how to change your thoughts about your trigger situations.