Most people that pull their hair out by the root are diagnosed with OCD obsessive compulsive disorder. OCD trichotillomania is a disorder that affects the nerves and sometimes the emotions of the hair puller. There are tips that can help a person fighting trichotillomania which are:
- 8 or more hours of sleep every night.
- 15 minutes of sleep during day time.
- Employment any time of day or night.
- Physical exercise 3-7 days a week, 20 minutes to 1 hour every morning.
- Volunteering at senior centers, library, neighbor's house, etc.
- Hobbies such as karaoke, crochet, sewing, dancing, chores, etc.
- Try to go a whole hour without pulling any hair out, use a stop watch or alarm.
Trichotillomania can "trich" you into believing that "this is the last time I'll pull hair today," and then the OCD thoughts have yet again told you another big lie.
Try positive imagery before going to bed at night, think of things that happened to you which were good. Listen to positive music and motivational speakers. Avoid negative things in your life, and avoid thinking of bad things that happened to you in life.
Check out my other article "Tips to Trichotillomania Recovery" - http://hubpages.com/hub/Trichotillomaniarecovery