Use Journaling to Keep Track of Urges to Pull

Use Journaling to Keep Track of Urges to Pull

We work with a lot of people that suffer from trichotillomania. Many of them have tried all sorts of behavioral techniques to help them either become more aware of their pulling or to make it more difficult for them to pull. Results seem to vary dramatically with...
“I’m Pulling My Hair Out!” — Asking for Help

“I’m Pulling My Hair Out!” — Asking for Help

Most people that pull out their hair – whether it be from their head, eyelashes, eyebrows, arms, legs, armpits or pubic area – don’t talk about it. Many don’t want others to know about their pulling and will go to great lengths to hide it from others. There are...
How to Help Someone Dealing with Trichotillomania

How to Help Someone Dealing with Trichotillomania

If you or someone you know is dealing with the severe urges to pull, pick and/or bite associated with trichotillomania and are looking for answers, it first helps to understand what trichotillomania is and what resources are available. Understanding Trichotillomania...
Can I Stop Pulling Hair Without Psychotherapy?

Can I Stop Pulling Hair Without Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, especially cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be very effective at dealing with the behavioral aspects of trichotillomania and the urges to pull. In fact, many people have found psychotherapy invaluable to help them stop pulling their hair and/or...