What It’s Like To Live With Trichotillomania

What It's Like To Live With Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is a type of personality disorder in which people tend to pull out their own hair from any part of the body to relieve stress. People who have this habit of hair pulling may not know the long term disadvantages associated with it. It is like an irresistible urge, backing off from this habit is not that easy, it can lead to visible hair thinning and hair loss issues, especially on the scalp. Living with trichotillomania is distressing because despite knowing all the possible damages, you may not help yourself to stop doing that.

Feeling alone with Trichotillomania

People with the uncontrollable urge to pull out their own hair may feel alone because they mostly don’t see anyone else doing the same thing. Feeling like that you are the only one who is suffering from the condition may put you under deep stress and social isolation and you may feel ashamed of seeking help from others, results in suffering alone. Hair pulling if continues for a longer period results into bald spots or hair thing which can be a sign of huge embarrassment for the people suffering from it. This may lead the sufferers to avoid participating in social gathering and activities.

Emotional effects of Trichotillomania

People with Trichotillomania may not help themselves to stop the unconventional behavior and generate negative thoughts about their personality and medical condition. People suffering from trichotillomania often express their feelings on social media platforms. The most expressed social stigmas include shame, humiliation, social isolation, helplessness, and embarrassment. Recent studies have shown that trichotillomania also affects the relationships because of stress, low self-esteem, and unusual behavior.

How to get rid of it?

Most of the people suffering from trichotillomania may wonder to know the ways and remedies that can take them out of this disorder. Educating yourself about its horrible outcomes may be the first step in fighting against this disorder. Recently, many hair restoration centers took an initiative to spread awareness about this disorder. As a result, many people with Trichotillomania seek professional assistance and medical help to sort out their habits. While you may need psychological assistance for correcting your behavior, Mesotherapy in Dubai is suggested by most trichologists in order to restore the hair that has been pulled out. Here are few tips on how to disclose yourself to others if you are suffering from Trichotillomania

  • The first step is to react to your own feelings. If you are in a state of shame, you would be more likely to get hurt by the reactions of others on your condition. So, taking yourself from the feeling of shame and guilt is necessary if you want to express your condition to someone.
  • Identify the persons who worth knowing your condition. It is recommended to share your thoughts with your doctor or counselor so that the may know the exact triggers behind your condition. discussing the problem in depth with your doctors enables them to suggest you a suitable therapy for your condition. For assistance in Dubai, visit Hair transplant Dubai clinic to get the best advice from specialists.
  • Do your proper research about the Trichotillomania and know by yourself what exactly your condition is. It is beneficial to have a clear understanding of the condition by yourself so that you can explain it thoroughly to your doctor.

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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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