Trich-Up-My-Sleeve

Trich up my sleeve

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Common Post Pulling Behaviors Seen in TTM

  • stroking hair against the face, mouth, or tongue 
  • studying the hair or parts of the hair 
  • rolling it in a ball 
  • tying it in a knot 
  • playing with the hair 
  • winding it around a finger  
  • saving it 
  • performing a ritual or ceremony with it 
  • biting or chewing the hair; puling it between the teeth 
  • breaking the hair or pulling off the bulb at the end 
  • chewing the bulb 
  • swallowing the hair 

source: Fred Penzel, TLC National Conference, April 2014

Filed under trich trichotillomania TTM BFRB

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Trichotillomania

arseguardian:

I’ve been part of a team working with Fixers to raise awareness and support for a condition called Trichotillomania, a mental health condition where the person feels compelled to pull their hair out. Together we have created a website aimed at Trich sufferers age 13-17 and their parents to help…

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Concerned.

trichjournal:

I am seriously concerned with this take over of BFRB’s in our community and TLC (Trichotillomania Learning Centre) rebranding.

I really disapprove of how Trichotillomania is losing it’s individuality by being grouped with other conditions such as nose picking, chin chewing, scab picking, skin…

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trichuk:

The Speakmans. 

Ok so The Speakmans were on This Morning today talking about Trichotillomania. I don’t know why but they both really frustrate me, coming on TV and sorting out everyone’s problems. But is it as easy as that? They claim that all you have to do if your a Trich sufferer is just talk about it and how it may have started and then you’ll be able to get over it. Well I’m sorry but I’ve been working on that for the past nine years after seeing councillor after councillor and still nothing has changed. I just feel that they’re both massive money makers who don’t give a shit about the people they ‘help’ there both just in it for the money and fame. They made it seem like Trich is something you can just stop doing if you want to which I believe is not the case or else why is there still thousands and thousands of people struggling with our condition. 
Blaaa they both annoy me!

trichuk:

The Speakmans.

Ok so The Speakmans were on This Morning today talking about Trichotillomania. I don’t know why but they both really frustrate me, coming on TV and sorting out everyone’s problems. But is it as easy as that? They claim that all you have to do if your a Trich sufferer is just talk about it and how it may have started and then you’ll be able to get over it. Well I’m sorry but I’ve been working on that for the past nine years after seeing councillor after councillor and still nothing has changed. I just feel that they’re both massive money makers who don’t give a shit about the people they ‘help’ there both just in it for the money and fame. They made it seem like Trich is something you can just stop doing if you want to which I believe is not the case or else why is there still thousands and thousands of people struggling with our condition.
Blaaa they both annoy me!

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trichjournal:

This is the photo that everyone changed their facebook profile photo to, in 2011 for Trichotillomania Awareness Week. It does have skin picking there, which is so confusing, because it was pushed by TLC (Trichotillomania Learning Centre). For the last three years, I’ve pushed under the tags and titles: Trichotillomania Awareness Week. 

trichjournal:

This is the photo that everyone changed their facebook profile photo to, in 2011 for Trichotillomania Awareness Week. It does have skin picking there, which is so confusing, because it was pushed by TLC (Trichotillomania Learning Centre). For the last three years, I’ve pushed under the tags and titles: Trichotillomania Awareness Week. 

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Names changing?!

trichjournal:

Apparently, Dermatillomania as a name, is being phased out. The new name: Excoriation disorder - is now being enforced. Furthermore, I’ve heard about Trichotillomania being renamed to Trichotillia - which I strongly oppose. This is all news to me and I want to research further into all this, but…