How to use diet to cure Trichotillomania

Having a healthy body is key to laying the foundations to successfully cure hair pulling and Trichotillomania and grow your hair back. There are many studies that show that nutrition can contribute to exacerbating urges to pull. Cut out processed foods, eat a balanced healthy diet and exercise when you can. Exercise improves circulation throughout…

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Who Suffers from Trichotillomania or ‘Hair Pulling’?

Trichotillomania is believed to affect 2-5% of the population and 80-90% of reported cases are women.  The average age of onset is 11, however pulling can start at any age.  Children under the age of 6 years old usually stop hair pulling after 12 months. The diagnosis criteria for Trich in the mental health field…

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Why Do I Pull Out My Eyelashes?

This is the question that many trichotillomaniacs ask themselves. Research of causes of Trichotillomania and treatments for eyelash pulling are still in the early stages.  Studies have shown evidence that indicates eyelash Trichotillomania to be a neurobiological disorder and may be linked to one’s genetic makeup. Eyelash pulling is often triggered by stress, anxiety and depression.…

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What Causes Trichotillomania

Causes of Trichotillomania Research of causes and treatments of Trichotillomania are still in the early stages.  Studies have shown evidence that indicates Trich to be a neurobiological disorder and may be linked to one’s genetic makeup. Hair and eyelash pulling is often triggered by stress, anxiety and depression. People with Trichotillomania generally have a neurologically based…

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What is Trichotillomania?

What is Trichotillomania, otherwise known as “Trich”? Trichotillomania is classified as an impulse control disorder.  People who suffer from this hair pulling disorder have the uncontrollable urge to pull out hair from their scalp or other parts of their body. Hair pullers are unable to stop this behavior, even as their hair becomes thinner and…

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