Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling) Treatment

Our Trichotillomania treatment plan is offered through many forms of therapy that teaches clients how to properly manage stress and to recognize the triggers that encourage this behavior. Through our uniquely individualized treatment plan we help clients to understand their disorder and the steps to overcome them.

What is Trichotillomania?

Trichotillomania or hair pulling is an impulsive disorder that causes people to willingly pull out their hair when feeling stressed or under pressure. Common areas for pulling are from the head, eyebrows, eyelashes, and hands.

What causes hair pulling?

Trichotillomania has no exact origin, but has been connected to the pathways that link habits, impulses and emotional movement together.This is also known as BFRB or Body Focused Repetitive Behavior. These behaviors are repetitive self grooming behaviors that damages the individuals appearance.

Signs of Trichotillomania:

  • Hair loss
  • Excessive use of hats and scarves
  • Avoiding social situations

Why get help?
A lack of treatment for Trichotillomania often leads to permanent hair loss, infections and skin damage. From the above repercussions low self esteem and body image issues can develop which can form other mental issues and even lead to drug abuse.