Cure for Hair Pulling Discovered

Quit Trichotillomania

This video system is the only one in its kind because it starts by treating the cause instead of the effect. Its about understanding what triggers us to pull. Once we do that, we can treat the cause. Instead of the symptoms. But my main concern is not to tell you why you pull your hair, it is to get you to stop pulling as fast as possible. Im not going to give you a bunch of theory on why you might have. Youre going to learn 4 foundations you need to know to quit trichotillomania permanently, and create lasting change, starting by associating more pain to pulling than pleasure. And youre going to learn 3 up to date techniques to necessary to apply and utilize in order to permanently quit your hair pulling compulsions. The techniques video uses all of the foundations to literally reprogram your brain to associate more pain to pulling than pleasure, thus removing all hair pulling symptoms almost instantly. It does this all subconsciously, so that it now becomes automatic not to pull.Ultimately, you complete the program pull free :) This system literally reconditions your nervous system, so that all of the bad thoughts and feelings you have will disappear along with your hair pulling. This means that you will never have to struggle with will power or any thoughts you might have about your trichotillomania ever again.

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Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania (TTM) is a complex, secretive condition of distressed hair pulling (O'Sullivan et al., 2000). There are limited data on the phenomenology of this disorder, but it appears to share many features with the other OCD spectrum disorders (Swedo and Leonard, 1992). TTM is characterized by the recurrent pulling out of one's hair resulting in noticeable hair loss. There is increased tension immediately before pulling or when attempting to resist the urge to pull and a sense of gratification or relief after the right hair has been plucked. This cycle must cause significant distress or impairment in order for the diagnosis of TTM to be made (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Many people who suffer from problematic hair pulling do not meet the strict DSM-IV criteria, as they may not experience anxiety preceding the hair pulling and or conscious relief after completing the behavior. The prevalence rate for TTM based on DSM-IIIR criteria in college students was found to be...

Patchy Nonscarring Alopecia

Trichotillomania (Fig 2.7.14) is a disorder of self-inflicted hair pulling that may affect up to 8 million Americans. It is in the obsessive-compulsive spectrum of disease. Most patients are reluctant to admit to this behavior. Trichotillomania usually begins in childhood. Certainly in children suffering from this condition some attempt at evaluating the child's home situation is in order. A scalp biopsy with examination of multiple sections may help differentiate trichotillomania from alopecia areata, which it may mimic clinically. A fungal culture should be performed to rule out tinea capitis. A gentle hair pull helps rule out loose anagen syndrome.

SSRI Spectrum of Therapeutic Action

The efficacy of SSRIs in the treatment of major depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder has clearly been demonstrated. In addition, data is accumulating on the therapeutic effects of SSRIs in conditions of obesity, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and trichotillomania. How can one class of medications work for such a seemingly diverse group of illnesses Are these agents in fact nonspecific and work as a steroid might for a multitude of inflammatory conditions Or alternatively, is there an underlying psychopathology, relating to 5-HT, that represents a common neurochemical theme among these conditions Our methods of classification in psychiatry are clinical and descriptive and may relate poorly to actual brain function.

Disease Affecting the Hair

Trichotillomania (Fig,33-31) commonly seen between 4 and 10 years of age in both sexes. Patients pluck, twirl, or rub hair-bearing areas either consciously or subconsciously as a result of a habit. It usually affects the scalp but may also involve eyebrows and eyelashes. It is usually self-limited.

Clinical Presentation

If another Axis I disorder is present, the content of the obsessions or compulsions is not restricted to it (e.g., preoccupation with food in the presence of an eating disorder hair pulling in the presence of trichotillomania concern with appearance in the presence of body dysmorphic disorder preoccupation with drugs in the presence of a substance use disorder preoccupation with having a serious illness in the presence of hypochondriasis preoccupation with sexual urges or fantasies in the presence of a paraphilia or guilty ruminations in the presence of major depressive disorder.)

Assessment and Treatment

Hair pulling associated with trichotillomania is typically evaluated and monitored through indirect measures such as interviews and questionnaires. Two commonly used questionnaires are the Massachusetts General Hospital Hairpulling Scale and the National Institute of Mental Health Trichotillomania Scales. When direct measures are used, they usually include event recording (recording each time a hair is pulled), hair collection, and photographs of affected areas (collected across several days to monitor and rate the regrowth of hair). The most common treatments for trichotillomania are pharmacotherapy and behavior therapy. Because hair pulling often resembles the compulsive behavior found in OCD, some of the first drugs used to treat trichotillomania were those used for treating compulsions. Serotonin reup-take inhibiters (SSRIs), a form of antidepressants affecting levels of serotonin, were among the first used and continue to be one of the most commonly prescribed medications. Common...

Miscellaneous disorders affecting the hair

Longitudinal splitting of the distal hair shaft is usually a result of weathering and is seen with overuse of cosmetic hairstyling. Hair pulling and scratching may be causative. Hair-shaft defects that cause increased hair fragility are more likely to promote split ends.

The Use of SSRIs to Treat Conditions Other Than Depression

Other conditions where the SSRIs have been suggested to be of therapeutic benefit are premenstrual syndrome, depression resulting from the use of anabolic steroids, anger attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, trichotillomania, negative symptoms of schizophrenia, cataplexy, depersonalization, autism, paraphilia, alcoholism, chronic headache, migraine prophylaxis, fibrositis, diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, hypokinetic rigidity syndrome, Raynaud's disease and irritable bowel syndrome.1,23,46,95,115

The Ocd Spectrum

In the past 10 years, research has begun to focus on a group of illnesses that have been labeled obsessive-compulsive spectrum (OC spectrum) disorders. People affected by these disorders have in common the symptoms of obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors and share a similar family history of mental illness and response to treatment. The current literature generally includes OCD, body dysmorphic disorder, hypochon-driasis, and Tourette syndrome in the OC spectrum (Yaryura-Tobias and Neziroglu, 1997a, 1997b). Trichotillomania, eating disorders, and self-mutilation also have overlapping symptoms and some argue that they should be included in this group. Some authors also have included pathologic gambling and sexual impulse control problems within the spectrum (Hollander et al., 1996). All these conditions share a similar core in that a person performs an action or has repetitive thoughts that reduce their anxiety. This performance of a ritualistic behavior to alleviate anxiety is...

Course and Patterns

Trichotillomania can begin at any age but typically starts in adolescence and is often preceded by a significant life event or problem. Hair pulling occurs most frequently from the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes, but can involve any body region with hair (e.g., pubic region, arms, legs). Hair pulling typically involves the pulling of only one hair at a time. Prior to the actual removal of a hair, individuals with trichotillomania often engage in a variety of prepulling behaviors including touching, stroking, and manipulating hairs and or wrapping the hair around a finger. Although hairs are most commonly pulled with the fingers, some individuals pull hairs with cosmetic utensils such as a tweezers. After the hair is removed, individuals engage in a variety of postpulling behaviors including discarding, manipulating, sucking, chewing, or biting the hair. In addition, some individuals engage in trichophagia. There are two types of hair pulling automatic and fo cused. Automatic...

Prevalence

BDD appears relatively common in clinical settings. In a study in a dermatology setting, 12 of patients screened positive for BDD (Phillips et al. 2000b). In cosmetic surgery settings, rates of 6 , 7 , and 15 have been reported (Ishigooka et al. 1998 Sarwer et al. 1998a, 1998b). Reported rates of BDD are 8 -37 in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) (Brawman-Mintzer et al. 1995 Hollander et al. 1993 Phillips et al. 1998b Piggott et al. 1994 Simeon et al. 1995 Wilhelm et al. 1997), 11 -13 in patients with social phobia (Brawman-Mintzer et al. 1995 Wilhelm et al. 1997), 26 in patients with trichotillomania (Soriano et al. 1996), and 14 -42 in patients with atypical major depression (Perugi et al. 1998 Phillips et al. 1996a). In one study on atypical depression, BDD was more than twice as common as OCD (Phillips et al. 1996a), and in another study (Perugi et al. 1998), BDD was more common than many other disorders, including OCD, social phobia, simple phobia, generalized...