Welcome To Trichotillomania Support, promoting pull and pick freedom
Trichotillomania Support are non-profit. As volunteers in recovery, we research educate and treat trichotillomania, helping adults and children stop skin picking, stop skin picking and stop cheek chewing, to name just a few of the specialist BFRBs we can help.
Please see our About section to find out what Trichotillomania is and why people pull hair; our Help section for ways you can get involved; Share to find our community and their experiences; Support for useful tips and understanding; Treat for ways to reduce hair-pulling, and Research for the latest developments in the causes and treatment of Trichotillomania.
Trichotillomania test: How Do I Know If I Have It?
A trichotillomania test would be counterintuitive because only you know if you need help to stop hairpulling. We can help with any scalp, skin, mouth or body focused repetitive behavior.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Disorders sites the following criteria for diagnosis of trichotillomania (just one of the body focused conditions we can help)
How Can We Help?
We offer a treatment program based on cognitive behavioural therapy and habit reversal tailored specifically to Trichotilomania and other BFRB's such as skin picking and nail biting. The course of therapy, which we refer to as "coaching", is delivered by our doctor who is an expert in Trichotillomania and herself an ex-hair-puller. As coaching is conducted online, via e-mail and Skype, it is available to anyone, anywhere.
Coaching is suitable for adults and children from the age of 3 depending on maturity. Please contact us if you are unsure if coaching is suitable for your child.
Not everyone will need coaching to become pull-free. We would recommend it only if you answer "yes" to at least 4 of the following questions:
Coaching can be bought as a single hour-long session, or more popularly, as a year long course of treatment. Places are limited, please contact us for more information and availability here.