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Trichotillomania

How I Found Opportunity In Sharing My Secret Disorder

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

I was positive people wouldn't accept me if they knew I pulled out my hair. And I was even more positive that if they did find out, if they didn't judge me for pulling, they'd reject me for the fact that I didn't know why I was doing it, and that I wasn't able to stop myself.

When Anxiety Has You (Literally) Pulling Your Hair Out

Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl It’s an ancient human habit, and yet it’s one psychiatrists are still struggling to understand: compuls...

YouTuber Creates Stunning Time-Lapse Video To Show That Beauty Is More Than Just Physical

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 07.01.2014 | Teen

YouTuber Rebecca Brown was diagnosed with trichotillomania, an impulse control disorder commonly associated with anxiety, when she was 11. Trichot...

PANDAS: Our Own Personal Snowpocalpyse in Atlanta

Christine M. Ristaino | Posted 04.19.2014 | Parents
Christine M. Ristaino

Since this disease is as present in my home as the snow outside our front window right now, while snowbound I decided to compose a list of what the Snowpocalypse 2.0 in Atlanta has in common with PANDAS.

How Chewing Gum Is Good for Your Eyebrows (or at Least Mine)

Arlene Schindler | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Arlene Schindler

My first experiences began somewhere around age 13. I picked on myself when I felt picked on at school or home and late at night when studying for tests because I didn't know the answers or when I worried over upcoming tests.

5 Things to Remember When Telling Someone You're Dating You Have Trichotillomania

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 11.23.2013 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

Being comfortable and compassionate with yourself about having the disorder will make the conversation much easier.

5 Things to Know When Dating Someone with Trichotillomania

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

Dating someone with trich presents its own set of challenges, which someone without the disorder may find difficult to navigate.

Hair-Pulling Disorder Caused Me To Leave School

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Trichotillomania, an impulse control disorder that causes sufferers to compulsively pull out their own hair and can often lead to both noticeable hair...

The Secret I Wear On My Face -- And Eyelashes And Eyebrows

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 05.20.2013 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

The stories we tell ourselves about ourselves create our lives. I found that the story I'd gone around for years telling myself about myself ... it just isn't true.

Trichotillomania: Why Does Olivia Munn Rip Out Her Eyelashes?

Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living

Actress Olivia Munn recently revealed that she pulls out her eyelashes as a result of the "impulsive control" disorder trichotillomania. People with t...

Why You Should Stop Twirling Your Hair

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Hair twirling. Photo: Simon Battensby Once I stopped straightening my naturally curly hair, I developed a routine that includes wrapping strand...