MEN WITH TRICHOTILLOMANIA
Trichotillomania is thought to affect around 2% of males, having risen in the last decade from 1.5%. We offer a friendly environment where you can meet others with BFRBs like yourself on the forums. We also have a specific forum to help with beard pulling, and you can make an appointment to speak with a BFRB specialist coach.
The BFRB specialists at https://coaching.care say “We take a different approach with each individual. Having said that, in general, treating men to recover from OCD and BFRBs is often different from treating women. Women are usually familiar with talking about emotion, while some men may not be. Many men and women like a more practical approach, while some people prefer a more spiritual approach.
We provide an environment where men can talk about their unwanted behaviours and obsessions without being expected to stretch beyond their emotional comfort zone. Communication can be by email rather than in person and treatment is tailored completely to the individual’s personality”.
If you’d like to send us your story we’ll post it up to help other male hair pullers and skin pickers realise they are not alone.
published 26 April 2019, review 25 April 2020