My friend Tina tends to pull her hair when she is worried about something. At first that was not unusual, till she started to lose her hair.
As strange as this may sound this is a disorder. More than 80% of the world’s population suffers form one disorder or the other. Most of the time people suffering from a disorder are not even aware. If we try to make a list then it will be really long.
There is nothing wrong in suffering from any disorder. If treated right then one can be fully cured. The habit of pulling off hair is called trichotillomania. This is a common disorder and is curable. And believe it or not, it can be done in five easy steps.
This first step is the obvious one, which is medication. The doctor may prescribe the patient with one or more medicines. But the patient needs to have proper meals regularly.
If the nutrition level goes down then the disorder condition will become worse and the patient might start to suffer from other mental problems as well. So one will need to be very careful, if the doctor prescribes medication.
The reason why Tina’s treatment was delayed is because she was reluctant to admit that she was suffering from some kind of a disorder. The key to recovery is to admit that you need help.
If you do not accept help then there is no way one can help you. On the other hand, it is not wrong to admit you have problem. Then you will be able to find a cure and use it properly to get out of the problem. Admitting is a big step.
Sometimes the medicines fail to do their work on the patients suffering from trichotillomania. In this case, a patient can ask for help from a shrink and undergo psychotherapy. One can talk to a counselor and find a solution for the problem.
Here it should be mentioned that it is not necessary to talk to a professional therapist. You can talk to your family members and friends about this. Studies show that this method is really helpful and lots of people have managed to get out of such problems just by talking about it to someone.
Mental anxiety, boredom – these are the main causes of this disorder. Studies show that people who suffer from such disorder are more worried about what people say about them.
In this case, it is better to keep a diary. Write down what you think. This will show you what goes on in your mind when you pull your hair. This will help to stop.
Last but not the least; make sure you get enough rest. Relaxation is the best medicine. By relaxing, your brain will be calmer and you will be free from the anxiety that bothers you so much.