Silence and Trichotillomania : Online Anthropology Research
Volunteers needed to take part in research surrounding the experiences of trichotillomania (hair-pulling). I am a postgraduate researcher (and also a hair-puller for over 10 years) writing about the silence of trichotillomania. My focus is why do hair-pullers feel the need to hide this condition, find it difficult to talk about, and how does their silence affect the treatment and support which is available to them?
I would like to interview (by email mostly) as many people who ‘pull’ as possible over the next 2-3 months so I can have real experiences to enhance my study. What surprises me about the current literature on ‘trich’ is the lack of personal experiences describing how they feel about this and how difficult it can be. I believe that without this valuable side to research, professional health services will not be able to fully address this problem and offer sufficient help.
I will be mostly emailing interviewees on a one-to-one basis, but would also like to arrange a group ‘blog’ discussion group. (In-person interviews would be fantastic for anyone willing and accessible to Scotland.) I am not only focussing on UK experiences, and welcome any responses from across the globe.
Obviously – all interviews are 100% anonymous and confidential.
Please contact me on email@example.com or UK 07840011224
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for helping to discover more about trichotillomania!