please help me i too have been pulling my hair out at the roots for over ten years now and the urge never goes away... i feel like a weirdo and its making me depressed as it effects my appearence.. my hair texure has changed and it looks horrible and wirey.. which makes me pull more! ive been to doctors several times but they dont seem to understand it and tell me i will grow out of it... this has made me very angry as i know now how serious this is. i want to stop because im getting married next year and im worried about what my hairs going to look like. please help
You have trichotillomania:
Its a variant of obsessive compulsive disorder and can be treated with medications used for obsessive compulsive disorder. Look up that condition from that link I gave you or in general on the web and speak to a psychiatrist about it. Its treatable.
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