"I Can't Stop Pulling My Hair Out"

Submitted by: littlemissqt 3 weeks ago in Lifestyle


Kelsie Hanna, 30, from Edmonton, Canada suffers from trichotillomania - an obsessive compulsive condition where sufferers can’t resist pulling their hair out. In Kelsie’s case, this has resulted in her tugging out most of hair out from her scalp, as well as plucking out her eyelashes and eyebrows.

And here's your irony for the day: She's a hairstylist.
There are 8 comments:
Male 1,638
there was a device at the Consumer Electronics show for people with these OCD fetishes.  It senses when they are going to do something subconsciously, like biting their nails, and sounds an alarm.  i will try to find a link
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Male 1,638
spanz    https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/at-work/start-ups/a-wearable-that-stops-nail-biting-hair-pulling-other-habits


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Male 4,578
That is a very common in very treatable condition. It'd be very easy to get her help but I'm sure it's more profitable to exploit the poor woman.
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Female 8,291
Tricotillomania ( not sure if I have the spelling)- but help can be had.
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Female 1,479
I've had it since I was about 14ish. For my senior picture I tried using fake eyelashes, and couldn't get it to work. Cried right before the picture. The problem with pulling out your eyelashes, especially, is that as they grow back in, they stab into the other eyelid, and it itches LIKE MAD. But this year (33 years old) I'm doing much better :D
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Male 392
LSD is showing promise with some compulsive issues.
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Male 4,761
I wonder if weed would help?  At this point, it certainly cant hurt.  Mania tends to fall off in the face of weed, at least that's what i have noticed.
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Male 755
daegog Research is underway on this hypothesis and concludes in October according to FDA research archives. There seems to be a significant correlation in people who have OCD and marijuana use at least. 
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