Trichotillomania and body picking disorders are more common than you think. (TTM), or “trich” (pronounced “trick”) as it is commonly known, is an impulse control disorder characterized by the repeated urge to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, facial hair, eyebrows or other facial or body hair, sometimes resulting in noticeable bald patches.
Trichotillomania is classified in the DSM-IV as an impulse control disorder, but there are still questions about how it should be classified. It may seem, at times, to resemble a habit, an addiction, a tic disorder or an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
TTM seems to strike most frequently in the pre- or early adolescent years. The typical first-time hair puller is 12 years old, although TTM has affected people as young as one and as old as seventy.
Trichotillomania and body picking counseling at LifeWorks can help! Our programming for trichotillomania and body picking disorders includes talk therapy, behavioral modification, family therapy, yoga therapy and mindfulness and meditation.
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