Friday, June 27, 2008

Hair Pulling, Trichotillomania, OCD and Hypnosis

An unusual OCD (Obessessive Compulsive Disorder) which involves the pulling or plucking of hair from any part of the body is called Trichotillomania. What starts off as a conscious pulling of hair, which conversely leads to a release of stress, can develop into a subconscious habit and leave the sufferer will bald patches and low confidence as those patches become more visible.

Anne Thornton-Patterson, a London Hypnotherapist specialises in helping men and women who have trichotillomania overcome this often embarrassing and life-restricting condition. She described her experience with trichotillomania in this article.

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