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Posted by: Nair | 2010/07/12

Trichotillomania

Hi,

I''ve been suffering from Trich since i was 11. I''m now 30 and i''ve had ENOUGH! I can''t take it anymore. I can''t swim with my children. I can''t go out when it rains. I can''t shower for the fear of someone walking in and seeing me like this.

I need help desperately. I have always tried to stop by myself. Even going to far as to shave my head and wearing a wig. I tried to avoid taking medication as I heard horror stories.

But it''s obvious now that i can''t do it by myself.

Are there ANY medication which helps? How do i go about getting them?

Please i need help.

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Some people do indeed find some meds help them to control this particular form of obsessive behaviour. But that's not the only form of treatment. Behaviour Therapy or CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) its most modern form, can also be highly effective in helping you to gain control of this. But you would need to be seen by a good local shrink, psychiatrist or psychologist, for a proper assessment, and to ask about both forms of treatment, talking and meds.

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Posted by: anon | 2010/07/13

repost you r reply he doesnt come back to old post. :)

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Posted by: Nair | 2010/07/12

Thanks doc.

Can you perhaps suggest a doctor with experience in this field in the Johannesburg area?

I don''t have a lot of money to waste. And I have been to psychologists before that didn''t help in the least.

I really need someone who has dealt with trich and have had succesful results with them.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2010/07/12

Some people do indeed find some meds help them to control this particular form of obsessive behaviour. But that's not the only form of treatment. Behaviour Therapy or CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) its most modern form, can also be highly effective in helping you to gain control of this. But you would need to be seen by a good local shrink, psychiatrist or psychologist, for a proper assessment, and to ask about both forms of treatment, talking and meds.

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