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We All Have Secrets. Mine, I Pull Out My Hair

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

Statistics show that 2 in 50 Americans have a BFRB. However, the real number may be much higher. Many people are too embarrassed or ashamed to admit they have a BFRB and go to great lengths to hide their behavior from family, friends, and medical professionals.

What It's Really Like To Have A Body-Focused Disorder

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living

Body-focused repetitive disorders such as dermatillomania, or skin picking, and trichotillomania, or compulsive hair plucking, are more common than yo...

These 2 Compulsive Disorders Are More Common Than You'd Think

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living

Engaging in repetitive body-focused behaviors like nail-biting, skin-picking or hair-twirling may mean you are a perfectionist. But how do you know wh...

Unmasking Mental Illness in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily O'Dell

Witnessing these four young mental health advocates share the highs and lows of their healing journeys, it was clear to all present that telling one's story openly and honestly is a sign of strength -- not weakness and shame.

Carolyn Gregoire

The Psychology Of Nail-Biting, Skin-Picking And Other Compulsive Behaviors | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Are you mindlessly twisting your hair or biting your nails as you read this article? New research from the University of Montreal suggests that compul...

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...