Our expert says:
I would not generally recommend using antidepressants in a situaion like this ( sounds like Trichitillomania a rather pretty name for an unpleasant condition ) Too many GPs seem to consider an AD an all-purpose cure for anything psychologically distressing, like one of those all-purpose kitchen cleaners. CBT style counselling / therapy would be most likely to help, and without taking a long time to do so.
And as Liza says, a safeguard and advantage with referral to a psychologist is that the psychologist cant prescribe drugs.
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