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Trichotillomania, what it is and how it is treated one of the most common psychological disorders

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What is trichotillomania? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which can affect both children and adults, can be quite disabling.

Considered an obsessive compulsive disorder, trichotillomania is a fairly common problem, although many people feel ashamed to talk about it. Let's see, specifically, what it is, how it manifests itself and, above all, what is the most effective cure.

Trichotillomania: what it is and what are the symptoms

Trichotillomania, the technical name used to indicate voluntary hair pulling , is a psychological problem that is part of obsessive compulsive disorders. This gesture, which those who do not suffer from it see painful and senseless, appears as pleasant and gratifying, so much so that it manages to relieve any physical and psychic tensions. It can affect both adults and children and be particularly disabling, especially on the side of interpersonal relationships.

Being considered an obsessive compulsive disorder , trichomania is characterized by the repetitiveness and rituality of the gesture. Therefore, it is a problem that is easily identified because the act of pulling one's hair is involuntary and frequent. In most cases, those who suffer from it focus on the scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes, but they can also bring their attention to other parts of the body, such as the pubic area, arms and legs.

Trichotillomania: remedies and treatment

Repetitive plucking of eyebrows or hair can lead to permanent loss of the hair in question. Therefore, it is advisable to act as soon as possible, as soon as you realize the problem. It should be noted, however, that it can also happen that part of the hair is plastered without realizing it. Trichotillomania has two treatments : pharmacological and psychological. Opt for a psychotherapist with a cognitive behavioral address and trust him: with a little therapy you will be well again.

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