Posted by ed_uk2010 on February 29, 2012, at 16:53:45
In reply to Re: Also..... » ed_uk2010, posted by Maisey on February 29, 2012, at 14:43:22
> Dermotillmania and trichotillmania are related to OCD and SSRI's (as well as Anafranil) offer at least some support for the disorders.
Possibly yes, but the relationship between trichotillomania and obsessive-compulsive disorder is not entirely clear. SSRIs have been tried in trichotillomania but results are mixed. OCD seems to lead to greater disability but response to SSRIs is more reliable and sustained.
Amitriptyline is a well established antidepressant so it could still help you. Do you think you would be able to take a higher dose without unpleasant side effects?