I think of each hair as a problem, and once it’s out, it’s a problem I no longer have to deal with.
Happiness doesn't come from a full head of hair or having eyebrows.
"As much as I love being bald, it’s not without its challenges."
"It looked like something from a horror film."
I remember one night at summer camp when my counselors sat us in a circle and asked us each to share a "physical scar" and "emotional scar" that made an impact on our lives forever. Twenty minutes later, our entire bunk of prepubescent sixth grade girls was sobbing uncontrollably.
First step is acknowledging the problem.
Rebecca Brown gets real about struggling with Trichotillomania.
Statistics show that 2 in 50 Americans have a BFRB. However, the real number may be much higher. Many people are too embarrassed or ashamed to admit they have a BFRB and go to great lengths to hide their behavior from family, friends, and medical professionals.
Follow Us On Pinterest | Like Us On Facebook | Follow Us On Twitter 3. "I've had dermatillomania almost my entire life and
They find themselves not being able to leave loved ones alone, especially partners [who] have a zit and it kind of drives
Witnessing these four young mental health advocates share the highs and lows of their healing journeys, it was clear to all present that telling one's story openly and honestly is a sign of strength -- not weakness and shame.
But when the habits are difficult to stop and they interfere with daily life, they can become habit disorders. Actress Olivia
I was positive people wouldn't accept me if they knew I pulled out my hair. And I was even more positive that if they did find out, if they didn't judge me for pulling, they'd reject me for the fact that I didn't know why I was doing it, and that I wasn't able to stop myself.
What’s behind the hair-pulling urge? For some people, it’s a method of stress relief. “They come home; they had a hard day
YouTuber Rebecca Brown was diagnosed with trichotillomania, an impulse control disorder commonly associated with anxiety
Since this disease is as present in my home as the snow outside our front window right now, while snowbound I decided to compose a list of what the Snowpocalypse 2.0 in Atlanta has in common with PANDAS.
My first experiences began somewhere around age 13. I picked on myself when I felt picked on at school or home and late at night when studying for tests because I didn't know the answers or when I worried over upcoming tests.