Trichotillomania has been classified in various ways over the years and you may have heard it referred to as an Impulse Control Disorder or as an OCD. Similar behaviours include skin picking (Dermatillomania), biting lips or cheeks, and nail biting. People with trichotillomania most commonly pull hair from their eyelashes, eyebrows and/or the scalp, but they can also pull from beards, the pubic region, pets and other people. These conditions are secretive in nature and often attempts will be made to hide signs of hair loss. It can be hard to comprehend what trichotillomania is; the social withdrawal it often brings or how best to help. Help is available here for people with trichotillomania and related behaviours; check out our treatment and support pages, as well as our coaching page if you would like 1:1 help from an expert.
All of our resources are FREE and these sites are voluntarily maintained. All we ask is that you complete our questionnaire and support others by using our forums. Many people who use our site are in recovery and able to offer compassionate, first-hand advice.
Committed to providing up-to-the-minute research without glossing over the truth, Trichotillomania Support campaigns for respectful treatment, recognition and understanding of trichotillomania and BFRBs. With our support, people can fulfill their potential, and live a life free of BFRBs.
Trichotillomania Support, Spada House, 20 Regent Close, London N12.