How is Trich treated?
The treatment is, first of all, behavioral and involves figuring out when and where the person pulls, what is done with the hair, and what the function of pulling is (e.g., to relieve stress, to distract, to soothe, etc.). Pulling is often done unconsciously. Trich can lead to serious loss of hair, and if the hair is eaten, there can be severe gastro-intestinal problems from clumps of hair (trichobozoars). Hypnosis has been shown to help many patients, and I offer hypnosis as well as behavior interventions.