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"Trichotillomania, (also known as trichotillosis, trich or hair pulling disorder) is the compulsive urge to pull out (and in some cases, eat) one's own hair leading to noticeable hair loss, distress, and social or functional impairment. It is classified as an impulse control disorder by DSM-IV and is often chronic and difficult to treat. Trichotillomania may be present in infants, but the peak age of onset is 9 to 13. It may be triggered by depression or stress. Owing to social implications the disorder is often unreported and it is difficult to accurately predict its prevalence; the lifetime prevalence is estimated to be between 0.6% (overall) and may be as high as 1.5% (in males) to 3.4% (in females)." (source: wikipedia.org)
Today my Wordless Wednesday is a Word Full Wednesday. For those of you who have been loyal readers of my blog you may be aware that my eight-year-old daughter whom I refer to as Kitty, has Trichotillomania. Millions of people suffer from this not so widely known disorder. My daughter started pulling her eyelashes out 3 1/2 years ago when we first moved to Spokane, Washington. Today she mostly plucks her eye lashes and eyebrows and occasionally she will pull out the hair behind her ears or on top of her head. We are seeking treatment and girls like her can get help and support. For more information, resources and to find treatment options near you for Trichotillomania visit: trich.org.
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