Trichotillomania by proxy
Hello! I'm new here and this is my first time posting. I found this group with the hope that I can gain insights to help my 15-yr-old daughter who not only pulls her own hair but also the fur, whiskers and eyebrows of our 3 cats. She pulls the cat hair that is "the wrong color" and does much damage to our poor cats' faces! Her therapist almost reported her for animal abuse. Therapy didn't seem to work for my daughter nor did trying to replace the behavior. Punishment didn't work. Rewards didn't work. She is tearing our family apart because we are all so angry that she abuses our cats, but we don't want to get rid of them either. What can we do to help her overcome this behavior? Nothing we try seems to help so I figured I would come to the experts here on this support group. Any advice is appreciated!
Hi everyone,I just wanted to post my experience, in case this could help anyone out. A few months ago, I had a genetic test done and found out I have the MTHFR gene mutation, which means I cannot metabolize folic acid, which is essential for brain functioning. I started taking methyl folate (it has to be methyl folate, though, as this is different from regular folic acid). They have a...
I've been pulling my eyelashes since I was 7 and eyebrows since 20, I'm now 30 and want to stop! Just was wondering if there were any ideas on how to do that and what product works for getting them to grow quicker.
Hi, My name is Sam and I'm new to this group. I am 23 and have had trich since I was 12. Over the years I have tried many times to stop, however it's only this past year that I have started to research ways of stopping, and have been really determined to do it. I plan on doing so with a combination of understanding, will-power, exercise, trying the John Kender diet, and seeing a therapist. I love...