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hair pulling triggers

We asked 11,000 people who have BFRBs, mainly Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania: “What usually triggers a pulling or picking spree for you?” After reading the results, please complete the questionnaire yourself, to keep our research up-to-date. The 20 most frequent responses were (in order of prevalence) stress (48%), boredom (34%), anxiety (13%), watching TV, reading, sitting …

Effects of Sugar on BFRBs

People with trichotillomania and other BFRBs may have difficulty in metabolising sugar or glucose. In 1990, Zametkin discovered that people with A.D.D metabolised glucose at rates 8% lower than those without A.D.D. The strong associations between A.D.D. and BFRBs lead us to believe the same is likely to be true of us. The areas most …