just found a beautifully put-together video about a girl with trichotillomania, a disorder which causes people to pull their hair out of their bodies.
trichotillomania is very similar to excoriation disorder, in which people pick uncontrollably at their skin. sometimes in our clinic, the acne-safe lifestyle, icing, stress balls, just aren’t enough to help people keep their hands off their faces! there are many resources to help these persistent pickers, online and in the real world.
trich.org is a great place to start for more information on these disorders.. and we are currently trying to find local behavioral therapists who can provide care for us to keep in our network of healers. please let us know if you know of any, or can share any tips that have helped you keep your hands off your face!