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Treatment for Trichotillomania and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi doc!
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i have some derma problem,can you help me
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist
User :   ok,
User :   i have this unsual habit of plucking my hair(head) since long back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   more than 8 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how old are you
User :   27
User :   i am single
User :   i am into advertising
Doctor :   ok
User :   male
User :   mumbai
User :   68 kg
User :   5.8 height
User :   dependents-yeas
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so what would u like to know about know
User :   the roots have become lose
User :   i dnt feel any pain and this habit ,how can i stop it
User :   have tried many times
Doctor :   y time u have consulted for this problem
Doctor :   or r u taking any medciine
User :   a big bald patch has formes
Doctor :   ok
User :   no
Doctor :   trichotillomania
Doctor :   ur problem
Doctor :   u might need counselling for this
Doctor :   r u there
User :   how common is this disease
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is quiet common
User :   is it?
Doctor :   this is form of OCD
User :   now my hairs of that area have become lttl bit white
Doctor :   isit is usually treated with behavioral therapy
Doctor :   ok
User :   ocd????
Doctor :   obsessive compulsive disorder
Doctor :   cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is the most effective treatment for trichotillomania
Doctor :   CBT teaches you to become more aware of pulling, helps you monitor your pulling habits and helps you reverse the habit of pulling. You also learn about what emotions and triggers are involved in hair pulling. When you gain awareness of pulling, you can learn to substitute other behaviors instead.
Doctor :   also u might need some medication
Doctor :   as well along with this therapy
Doctor :   Getting treatment at the earliest sign of a problem may help prevent the condition from worsening.
Doctor :   i will give u tips to overcome this problem
Doctor :   r u able to follow
User :   wat is the worst cndtn
User :   ya tell me
Doctor :   Be aware of situations that typically lead to pulling, such as watching television, driving or reading.
User :   i want my hair back
Doctor :   Engage in activities that keep your hands busy, such as crafts
Doctor :   is there any bald patch
Doctor :   or hair thining
Doctor :   Wear gloves on your hands to discourage pulling
Doctor :   Get expert advice on purchasing a wig or applying makeup if you're bothered by your hair loss
Doctor :   Keep your hair short and take good care of it.
User :   ya very big patch
Doctor :   earn stress-reduction techniques
Doctor :   then u can go for hair weaving or hair transplant if the patch is big
User :   not that big but size of a palm
User :   why it will not come back ?
Doctor :   first u need to consult a deramtologist
Doctor :   who will examine u and tell u what steps u need to take
Doctor :   r u following
Doctor :   confirm ur details
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