Best Way To Treat Trichotillomania

By Marvin R. Wilcox

Trichotillomania in adults can be frustrating. The hair loss alone is stressful enough as it is. The way things have gone along an adult's life after suffering from this condition for so long can seem inescapable, as any hope for a cure is usually met with pessimism, since it's been suffered for so long so far. But the fact is that trichotillomania in adults is just as treatable, even curable, as it is with younger people. Adults with this condition may feel that there just isn't any hope, due to the fact that any and all previous attempts to treat this condition, has been with the use of now out-dated therapies.[]

This person must be evaluated by a medical professional. A full physical and diagnostic testing of hormones and neurotransmitters must occur. This patient must be evaluated for AIDS and a brain tumor. There are several diseases that are severe enough to result in very irregular symptoms. It is extremely important to be very aggressive in treating this disease. Amino acids therapy for this may be useful and could include 5-HTP, theanine, GABA, and phenylalanine. Chinese herbal patent formulas may be considered along with Chinese liquid herbal extracts. Scalp acupuncture may be very successful in treating this type of illness. It should be done with larger needles for this type of disease. Scalp acupuncture treatments last about thirty minutes to one hour. It may take nine treatments in order to see results. Laser therapy using a cold medical grade laser may work well on this patient. You may need several sessions of cold medical grade laser therapy before you see a significant change.

It is important for this person to sleep well and eat a well balanced diet without nitrates, amines, and food dyes. This person should avoid genetically modified foods, food additives, MSG, tumeric, and drink plenty of pure water to stay fully hydrated. The diet should allow Swiss method decaffeinated coffee or organic coffee and tea. This person should consider trying the Rotation Diet where each food may be eaten once during a four-day period. It is also a good idea to identify and reduce exposure to all allergens. You may want to consider some form of allergy treatment. Convention allergy treatments with shots is one alternative. NAET is a non-painful alternative that incorporates chiropractic and acupuncture with a special diet to treat allergens. This person needs consider a form of regular exercise like the walking, gym, biking, Bikram yoga, hiking, and dancing.

For a trichotillomania treatment to be effective there is a need for perseverance. There is no magic pill to take care of this problem as a cure, as the condition doesn't stem from a biochemical cause. There are medications that are geared to alter behavioral patterns, but this only creates a temporary fix (if even a working one at all) for the situation, only creating an effect while you continue to take them. This only seems to post pone the situation, not improve it. Needless to say, this isn't the most desirable course of trichotillomania treatment.Other means of trichotillomania treatment involve different types of psychological methods, which for the most part, actually work quite well... though according to each of these specific methods, they tend to work better for some than others. Still, since this condition has its roots not in biochemistry, but psychologically, manifesting as emotionally triggered behavioral responses, it is with the use of psychological methods of trichotillomania treatment that we can properly attack this problem at its source.

The development of a universal trichotillomania treatment that works for anyone has had some recent breakthroughs, using more archetypical psychological methods which have an effect on everyone. Putting these methods to use and applying these techniques with diligence, sufferers everywhere have been completely curing themselves of this condition and regaining higher quality of life. These techniques are a simple and well structured plan of trichotillomania treatment which usually takes less than ten minutes to implement with effects which last life long.For a trichotillomania treatment to be effective, you need to attack the cause. There's no miracle cure-all pill to take care of this problem, and that is due to the condition not stemming from a biochemical root. There exist some medications which are engineered to change certain behavioral activities however this merely produces a temporary fix, if indeed a functional fix at all, for the situation. One should well note that this only produces an effect while you continue to take the medications, only seeming to postpone the condition, not improving it. Obviously, this wouldn't the most prudent course of trichotillomania treatment.

The onset of the symptoms is between the range of ages from nine to fourteen. Reports claim that more than 75-95% patients suffering from hair pulling disorder are females. The primary symptoms might lead to several other secondary symptoms like depression or panic attacks. The main root cause of pulling hair disorder is still unclear. However, many people believe that it is a genetic disorder. There are several other people who believe that trichotillomania is a learned behavior thereby refuting its genetic basis.

Trichotillomania (or trich for short) simply means 'compulsive hair pulling' from anywhere on the body. It is classed as an impulse control disorder, which means that many people find it very difficult to stop pulling. Pulling out your hair could be done from your scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes or anywhere else on the body. Many people who suffer from this condition will go on to develop bald patches.Although it's hard to stop there are a number of psychological as well as physical trichotillomania treatment options available.Many doctors will want to provide drugs, such as antidepressants, to treat this condition. While it does help some, many do not seem to respond well to these drugs and would prefer to seek alternative methods of treatment.This is a good way of helping you to cope with the condition. It doesn't work for everything, but many people have reported a reduction in hair pulling after attending counselling for a few months.

However, behavioral trichotilllomania therapy reports show long term success rates of 90% or higher. This can include multiple means of therapy of both generally accepted and controversial types. Among the more controversial variety are the punishment procedural types of trichotillomania therapy, which can include mittens placed over the hands, topical creams used to increase pain, and even electric shock treatments. While these procedures are very intrusive, they are most often used with individuals who may be unable to consent, such as those suffering from serious developmental disabilities and young children.The more widely accepted forms of behavioral trichotillomania therapy, which reports the high success rate number mentioned earlier, are of the type known as habit reversal training. This educates sufferers more on this condition and teaches them to monitor their hair pulling habits while substituting them with more constructive, healthier habits. Some alternative forms of behavioral trichotillomania therapy can include hypnosis and the use of biofeedback mechanisms.

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