I pull out my hair - trichotillomania?

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    Hi guys, i know this is a fairly old post but i need help. I've had trich for at least 3 years now though i'm not fully sure when it started. I just can't stop pulling and its got to the point that i feel so self conscious about it that i cant have anyone touch my hair or if someones looking at me instantly assume they've noticed a bald spot. I just don know what to do anymore because I don't feel comfortable enough to go to a doctor to talk about it. They won't understand. They'll just assume i'm crazy or that i can just stop if they tell me but it doesn't work like that.
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    (Original post by TwixKix)
    Hi guys, i know this is a fairly old post but i need help. I've had trich for at least 3 years now though i'm not fully sure when it started. I just can't stop pulling and its got to the point that i feel so self conscious about it that i cant have anyone touch my hair or if someones looking at me instantly assume they've noticed a bald spot. I just don know what to do anymore because I don't feel comfortable enough to go to a doctor to talk about it. They won't understand. They'll just assume i'm crazy or that i can just stop if they tell me but it doesn't work like that.
    Hey OP,

    I've moved this over to our Mental Health forum where hopefully some of our lovely mental health community will be able to give some advice. Remember that it's never wrong to speak to your GP about things like this, you shouldn't feel like you can't. There are loads of people you can speak to about Mental Health such as the Samaritans or Mind.

    Please take care :heart:
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    I just don know what to do anymore because I don't feel comfortable enough to go to a doctor to talk about it. They won't understand. They'll just assume i'm crazy or that i can just stop if they tell me but it doesn't work like that.
    Your Dr will understand its a known condition and they should help arrange some therapy for you. If they dont understand swithc Drs and find one who does.

    1. Take the print out from NHS Choices
    http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/trichot...treatment.aspx

    2. Theres also a specialist charity here
    07910 114739.


    Be careful some of the 1;1 coaching they charge for, but theres plenty of free information.
    http://www.trichotillomania.co.uk/help.html

    http://charizmatic.com/trich/modules.php?name=Forums

    3. OCD charities

    http://www.ocdaction.org.uk/
    http://www.ocduk.org/how-ocduk-help

    I can see its complicated and a mental issue. Dont underestimate your GP. Someone will understand and a therapist will help you with some CBT.
 
 
 
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