You can stop picking & Pulling
TRICHOTILLOMANIA is a disorder that causes someone to pull out the hair from their scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, pubic area or other parts of the body, which can result in noticeable bald patch in that area. The pulling differs in severity from person to person. Trichotillomania is a Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior, along with DERMATILLOMANIA (skin picking) and nail biting. These disorders can affect people of all ages. To find out more about these disorders and treatment please click HERE.
TREATMENT for BFRBs- The Comprehensive Model for Behavioral Treatment (ComB) is one of the most effective treatments for BFRBs known today. I offer parent training for children ages 2-5 and individual treatment for ages 6 and older. Treatment typically ranges from 10-12 sessions. During this time the patient acquires the unique skills, both cognitively and behaviorally, that can help to decrease their symptoms. Patients then continue to put their tools to use to maintain their success after treatment has wrapped up. Because these disorders are often misunderstood, it is important to seek treatment from a specialist.