hey people i am new here and i wanna say i had trichotillomania for 2 years and i promise that even though it is really hard to stop you can do it. i have officially gon two years without puling. unfortunately i thought scratching my head would be better and now my head is covered in scabs and blood, along with my face. please if you are going to do a substitution for pulling DO NOT SCRATCH it makes things worse.
I think this is a very important factor of any impulse control disorder. What happens if you pull away from any particular moment of great urge and temptation?I have been trying to explore this aspect recently. It's been difficult to tug myself out of the strong need to self harm, but when I do...it is only if I insist that I am doing it for my well being. I have to talk myself out of the desire...