Hi everybody. so I first kinda developed trich when I was prepping for the ACT summer of 2016 before my senior year in highschool. started just running my hand through my hair not really pulling yet, but in December of 2016 when I was filling out and sending college apps I had noticed that I would pull my hairs out from the roots and that it was wrong, but obviously I couldn't just stop at the time. Now I have it all under control, but I lost something like 200-300 strands of hair and now parts of my scalp are visible, but its not like I'm bald just low number of hairs per square centimeter or whatever. Anyways I'm just worried about my hair. Will it grow back? if it will how long should I expect it to take? I havent seen a doctor or therapist or anything, but it has been two months and I dont see any signs of new hair growing in places the old hair was. Can any whose been through this help?
I've had trichotillomania for about 6 years already. It started when I got bullied in school and when I started going through depression too. My parents know about my hairpulling but they don't know how it started, they just know I have it, and have taken me to many specialized counselors and help groups, but nothing has worked. Everytime they discover a bald spot, they get really angry at me and...