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Not sure if this goes here... - February 11th 2010, 10:54 PM

Hair pulling...
I've always sort of messed with my hair running it through my fingers.
but now, if i find anybits in nots, i'll drag my fingers through it, and pull out the hair.
sometimes 15-20 strands a time
and its getting worse.
I have depression/anxiety/self harm issues so maybe thats related?
and also, on quite a few occasions, i've pulled all my eyebrows out with my fingers, when i've been anxious/upset/annoyed
i dont know what to do, i dont want bald spots!

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Re: Not sure if this goes here... - February 11th 2010, 10:58 PM

This is a slightly less common form of SH. But you're not alone. When diagnosed, its called trichotillomania.


Its great that you've recognised you're doing it. And now its time to at on it. There are plenty support sites on the internet, and if you feel able to, going to your doctors would be a good idea too. Sorry I can't help more.

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Re: Not sure if this goes here... - February 15th 2010, 10:30 PM

Hi Lea.

This website holds some great information which will hopefully help you:

If you want to stop enough, you'll find the will power to keep it going. I know it must be such a hard thing to stop but the tips in that article are great.
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