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Unhappy Pulling my hair out - November 15th 2010, 12:12 AM

So, ever since I was 11, I've been pulling my hair out. In 5th grade, I pulled out all of my eyebrows and eyelashes and in 6th grade, I had little bald spots on my head. It was really humiliating. Since then, I've been able to control it by just pulling off the dead ends of my hair and I'll occasionally pull out an eyebrow or lash, but it's still really embarrassing when I'm not paying attention in school because I'm too busy pulling off my dead ends. Not to mention the little pile of my hairs around wherever I'm sitting. Could there be something wrong with me? Or is it just a bad habit?


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Re: Pulling my hair out - November 15th 2010, 01:08 AM

I'd highly suggest seeing a psychologist of some sort. I know people that had this habit, and they actually had a disorder of sorts.



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Re: Pulling my hair out - November 15th 2010, 02:59 AM

I'm pretty sure you have trichtillomania.
Its serious, because you can tear your hair out and damage the roots so they don't grow back.
   
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