Trichotillomania Therapy in London
Trichotillomania or TTM – sometimes called compulsive hair pulling (CHP) – is a disorder affecting a growing number of people throughout the world. Francois Henri Hallopeaiu first reported it in 1889.
In the USA, the American Psychiatric Association estimates between six and eight million people are affected.
Trichotillomania is not only hair pulling from the scalp but can focus on eyelashes and/or eyebrows in combination with hair from the torso, limbs, ears, nose and pubic area. Hypnotherapy can often help trace when and why these habits started and then help your to be free of this anxious condition.
Not so well documented is that people with the disorder may also pull hair from those with whom they are in relationships, as well as pets, soft toys and dolls. Other people bite or swallow the hair or may do one, two or all of these things. Every pattern is unique.
People with trichotillomania are likely to start pulling hair between the ages of nine and 15 in line with the onset of puberty. In children, the male to female ratio is of 1:1, while in adulthood females show prominence.
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Once established hair pulling can quickly become an ingrained habit. When diagnosis has been confirmed, it is possible to treat the disorder using hypnotherapy, to look at the stress factors associated with trichotillomania. Improvement has been shown to be possible with meridian therapy and neural pathway work.
Trichotillomania and self-diagnostic criteria :-
- Recurrent hair pulling
- Sense of tension prior to pulling
- Instant relief after pulling
Conditions associated with Trichotillomania
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Mood disorder
- Personality disorder
I, Anne, have developed a trichotillomania coaching therapy programme available in London and Staffordshire. I work with adults but also children who have trichotillomania. Children under 10 and teenagers are all welcome with parents to find out more. I have an association with a leading consultant on hair-pulling who is Lucinda Ellery.
How can I get trichotillomania treatment?
Just give me, Anne, a call on 07930 362792 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I will chat with you about your issue and describe how my Trichotillomania Therapy Program in London can help
Can’t make it to the Hair-Pulling Therapy Practice?
If you are unable to make it to the Hair-Pulling Help therapy practice in London or Staffordshire and online therapy sessions are a difficult option, you do have another choice. I have co-authored a book called “Strategies for Coping with Trichotillomania” and it is available from Amazon.co.uk. Just click this text Trichotillomania Self Help to get your copy