Trichotillomania – Compulsive Hair pulling
Trichotillomania (TTM), is the often unconscious urge to pull out hair from the body. The hair can be from any region of the body such as the head, eyebrows, eye lashes, ears, nose, under the arms and the pubic region. Many tricho sufferers have the condition since childhood. Some babies have also been seen to pull their hair.
Most people who have TTM will attempt to mask the condition by combing their hair over any bald patches or wearing headgear that mask the problem. If the condition gets worse, trichotillomania can lead to a withdrawal from social engagements and self esteem may drop.
The causes of trichotillomania are not known. There may be a genetic component because it has been seen in infants. Nurturing can play a part too. Sometimes a child will see an adult, may be even a parent pulling their hair and they may mimic them.
Hair pulling can provide some pleasure to some people. There is a sense of relief and release once hair has been pulled. The good feeling experienced from this action may lead to a compulsion to pull again to re-experience the nice feeling.
Hypnotherapy in London for Trichotillomania.
Anne Thornton-Patterson has been treating clients with trichotillomania in London for many years now. She has helped men, women and children. Her experience and success has enabled her to develop a program specifically for hair pulling help.