It is not at all uncommon for a person to have multiple symptoms associated with neurotransmitter imbalance and not even know they are related. For instance, many people with trichotillomania also suffer from anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, migraines and/or sleep difficulties. In fact, it is more common than not for a person with trichotillomania to also have depression and/or anxiety. This could be not only because of the underlying neurotransmitter imbalance associated with all three disorders, it could also be because of the enormous stress that trich places on a person’s mind and emotional state.
The good news is that the proper use of amino acid therapy can often eliminate the symptoms associated with all three conditions. In general a person will not experience relief of symptoms until the proper amino acid dosing levels are reached. However, the point of remission for each disorder may be associated with a different amino acid dosing value.
For example, after making amino acid dosing value changes in response to analysis of the second laboratory assay a person’s urges to pull may disappear but the depression and anxiety may only improve in response to changes made based on analysis of the third of fourth laboratory assay.
While it is not uncommon that some people experience a complete remission of all symptoms across the board at a given amino acid dose, most people see an abatement of symptoms for different disorders at different dosing levels. In addition, it is quite unusual to see the return of symptoms once they have properly resolved.
We have found amino acid therapy provides lasting relief for those with trichotillomania and depression and/or anxiety while addressing many other concomitant disorders at the same time. If you or someone you know has trichotillomania and/or depression/anxiety please contact us – we’d love to help you get beyond your pain and pulling so you can get on with your life.