Monday, April 9, 2012

Trichotillomania, Trich, TTM...

Well, that's what I have... trichotillomania. So what is trich (in case you are here and don't already know)? According to Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC), "trichotillomania (trick-o-til-o-MAY-nee-ah) is a disorder that causes people to pull out the hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic area, underarms, beard, chest, legs or other parts of the body, resulting in noticeable bald patches. Trichotillomania (also referred to as TTM or "trich") is currently defined as an impulse control disorder but there are still questions about how it should be classified. It may seem to resemble a habit, an addiction, a tic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Most recently, it is being conceptualized as part of a family of "body-focused repetitive behaviors" (BFRBs)." And in case you haven't already checked out TLC... their website is a great source.

FYI: This won't be a blog with daily posts. I think I'd get depressed talking about trich everyday. But I'll be posting here and there. This blog is to help others know they are not alone, but also kinda for myself... some accountability and support. It's still early... so I'm not really sure where it's going to go. We'll see.

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