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Re: trichotillomania

Posted by saintjames on April 22, 1999, at 23:24:50

In reply to trichotillomania, posted by katie on April 22, 1999, at 22:55:51

> I actually never knew there was a name for this. I'm rather embaressed to admit this, but I started doing the hair pulling as a child around age 12.

James here....

This is thought to be related to/form of OCD, an anxiety disorder. Meds used in OCD tend to work well. Generally you start with SSRI's (Prozac, et al)as they have a better side effect profile. Anafranil (a TCA) is also used in OCD, though it
seems to have pronounced TCA side effects in some.

It is funny you mentioned that you did not know there is a name for this....the same is/was very common in OCD...people just live with it and hide it. I've seen studies that sugest OCD is rather common.





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