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At Trichotillomania Our vision and mission is to  help get to the “Root Issue “ of Dis-Ease

Trichotillomania  Trichotillomania (trick-o-till-o-may-nee-uh) (TTM or “trich”), also known as Hair Pulling Disorder, is characterized by the repetitive pulling out of one’s hair. Trichotillomania is one of a group of behaviors known as Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), self-grooming behaviors in which individuals pull, pick, scrape, or bite their hair, skin, or nails, resulting in damage to the body. Find out how to get to the Root Issues Of All “Dis-Ease”

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This form was created by a 35 Year Hair Expert and Fellow Tric Suffer. Tammy Kelichner aka “TK “ Mentor thousands of patients and clients in her wellness salon with 10 years of commitment to find “Root Isssues” Of “Dis-ease “ in the Body . After being the only salon in Arizona to specialize in this and have monthly support groups I decided to start my own  5013c called Superhairoes Inc in which I give my time , services, and continued education to find the root issues of this disease. once a month i donate my time for those who can’t afford services www.superhairoes.org 

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Research indicates that about 1 or 2 in 50 people experience trichotillomania in their lifetime. It usually begins in late childhood/early puberty. In childhood, it occurs about equally in boys and girls. By adulthood, 80-90% of reported cases are women. Hair pulling varies greatly in its severity, location on the body, and response to treatment. Without treatment, trichotillomania tends to be a chronic condition; that may come and go throughout a lifetime

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Trichotillomania is currently classified as an “Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorder” in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition.
The DSM-5 diagnostic criteria include:

* Recurrent hair pulling, resulting in hair loss

*Repeated attempts to decrease or stop the behavior

*Clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning

*Not due to substance abuse or a medical condition (e.g., dermatological condition)

* Not better accounted for by another psychiatric disorder

 

Signs & Symptoms


Trichotillomania is currently classified as an “Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorder” in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition.
The DSM-5 diagnostic criteria include:

* Recurrent hair pulling, resulting in hair loss.

*Repeated attempts to decrease or stop the behavior

*Clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning

*Not due to substance abuse or a medical condition (e.g., dermatological condition)

* Not better accounted for by another psychiatric disorder

Hair pulling may occur across a variety of settings and both sedentary and active activities. There are times when pulling occurs in a goal-directed manner and also in an automatic manner in which the individual is less aware. Many individuals report noticeable sensations before, during, and after pulling.  A wide range of emotions, spanning from boredom to anxiety, frustration, and depression can affect hair pulling, as can thoughts, beliefs, and values

Although the severity of hair pulling varies widely, many people with trichotillomania have noticeable hair loss, which they attempt to camouflage. Thinning or bald spots on the head may be covered with hairstyles, scarves, wigs, or makeup. Those with missing eyelashes, eyebrows, or body hair, may attempt to camouflage with makeup, clothing, or other means of concealing affected areas

 

Due to embarrassment, individuals not only try to cover up the effects of trichotillomania, but may avoid activities and social situations which may lead them to feel vulnerable to being “discovered” (such as windy weather, going to the beach, swimming, doctor’s visits, hair salon appointments, childhood sleepovers, readying for bed in a lighted area, and intimacy).

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