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  Information Energy Levels

There has recently been research into trichotillomania and its associations with auto-immune disorders. This article will focus on fatigue and trichotillomania, offering simple and logical tips for self-regulation.
Posted by Neomie on Friday, August 26 @ 17:34:08 UTC (2010 reads)
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  Meetings Bad hair day? More like a bad hair life!

spinner writes "I'm sure we have all heard of the saying 'Having a bad hair day'....

What about 'Your hair is your crowning glory'....

or even 'I felt like tearing my hair out'....

Society puts a lot of pressure on people, especially women, to look good and feel good. Hair is seen as a big part of that looking and feeling good picture. But hair is only a very small part of our make up and it does not define who we are."
Posted by Neomie on Tuesday, December 29 @ 00:00:00 UTC (3239 reads)
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  Meetings How Often Do You Feel Like A Failure

Jackie_S writes "Everybody feels like a failure from time to time, and as I reach the end of the year I feel (at this moment) like the year just ending was the year of failure for me."
Posted by Neomie on Tuesday, December 29 @ 14:21:36 UTC (1795 reads)
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  Suggestions Excuses allow us to stay stuck

Familiar statements like "Every time I stop eyelash pulling I just end up relapsing and pulling more out" give you permission to carry on pulling. It is fine to make excuses for what happened in the past, but if you make excuses for what happens NEXT, you're giving up. A person with Trichotillomania is never going to overcome it, if they ever give up. One goal accomplished, another goal set makes for positive behavioral control.
Posted by Neomie on Saturday, April 11 @ 00:00:00 UTC (2511 reads)
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  Information Surfing for Leisure could make Worktime more Productive

New University of Melbourne research led by Dr Brent Coker, reveals that social surfing while at work can make you more productive. Workers who actively surf by "Workplace Internet Leisure Browsing" are 9% more productive than those who don't.
Posted by Neomie on Sunday, April 05 @ 00:00:00 UTC (2220 reads)
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  Individual Experiences of Trich Community News: XaimzX sticks her neck out to get help for others

Our very own Amy has spoken out about her disorder in the press, despite her own distress, to help others receive help.
Posted by Neomie on Wednesday, January 21 @ 00:00:00 UTC (2476 reads)
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  Suggestions get rinsing

Anonymous writes "I have recently got my mullet-come-what-a-mess, hair cut and I have found that by using leave in conditioner I haven't been pulling with it. I don't like to touch my hair when it's wet and can't feel the coarse hairs because it's wet so it's having the desired affect! I haven't pulled in 5 days, not a world record but for me it's working. Whatever stops me from ruining my locks and looks is all good to me! Hope it will help someone else."
Posted by Neomie on Tuesday, September 30 @ 22:48:36 UTC (2378 reads)
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  Individual Experiences of Trich Confrontation = Meltdown

Anonymous writes "I understand what the person has said. Its been an afliction on me for the past 29 years and I am now 38. All through my life whether be a child student or now a professional. I could have had a real busy day or week but for some reason no matter what have always analysed how I performed. Then if I felt really stretched mentally and just about managed to cope with the problem at hand and know there is more to come, then privately would go into a meltdown situation and naturally the hairpulling would start. Your head feels over heated and you think you are going mental your head is about to expolode. At times cooling your head under a cold shower only works for a short period - short sharp shock treatment I guess. After a while you may find the pulling rate has dropped for a while. In the end this affliction would be automatic response, your left or right hand going for your hair. The pulling at first (when young) would cause you pain and you have to tug hard and you would feel it. Strangely it would offer some mental relief or calm (wierd this talking) but it did never the less. Then you realised what you had done. Looking at the hair with the white folicle for a time then putting it in your mouth on your toungue to feel it, either stripping it with your teeth, then hide the evidence by either dropping it on the floor or consuming it when someone approached. The worst part is over time a bald patch emmerges and you know that you have done this to yourself and you cannot hide it. This lovely phrase - a vicious cirlcle forms. From an early age you try and wear a baseball cap to conceal things but in the end just gave up with the idea and just live with it. Up to a certain point I have come to know and accept this is apart of me and one day will overcome this again. I have had two times full head of hair, but since the last major meltdown 8 years ago I fear that irrepairuable damage has been done and is not growing back as hoped (after all I am older). Oh well such is life. This is my first time here on this website. The only thing I'd like to say is you are not on your own, look at me and my sad story. I wish for you to be able to get the strength, stubborness or logic to be at peace with yourself to slow down and stop hairpulling. Life is runnnig fast, demands are placed on us and everything now is oh so important, but is it ? If you don't slow down once in a while you may just miss out on something rather good. I say this to you with this in mind. If I can help just one person with this little essay then it has not been a waste of my lifetime. As I fear when I have children they may ask "Why Daddy do you have no hair?" At this moment I don't know what to say normally it would be the truth but will probably tell a white lie and say "Just getting old", as I don't want them to know what I've gone through and may have profound influence on them. All the very best to you. J"
Posted by Neomie on Tuesday, September 30 @ 22:40:26 UTC (2353 reads)
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  Individual Experiences of Trich Research: Memory and Trichotillomania

Some people with Trichotillomania have very specific memory challenges. The area of the brain that is affected by Trichotillomania is quite close to the center for memory, and we have good evidence that stress hampers certain types of memory.
Posted by Neomie on Wednesday, August 20 @ 00:00:00 UTC (3542 reads)
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  Individual Experiences of Trich Lack of Treatment for US Patients with Disorders like Trichotillomania

New research from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA shows that only half of US primary care patients with an anxiety disorder receive any treatment for it. I would suggest the figures were much lower.
Posted by Neomie on Thursday, February 15 @ 14:35:32 UTC (4456 reads)
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