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can Trichotillomania be associated with ptsd?

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well i can understand the love thing. if you check my blog you will see that ive drafted a letter to my brother in prison! love is a funny thing isnt it :s and abuse is bad no matter what, but you have just been through loads. you deserve atleast a big hug or something! and i wish i had malteaser bunnies :(
 
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i dont really know how to use this yet-only just joined.
but i think i found it about the letter to your brother in prison?!- that must be really hard! and brave.
yea i guess the love thing is weird but then thats unconditional love for you.
its cool i'll hug my cat........ouch it scratched me lol oh well
you seem to help alot of people on this, thats really nice have you ever thought about a proffesion in mental health?
*cyber malteaser bunny* x
 
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Hahaha a professional ^^ no, its never crossed my mind. i just read what people write and i just speak from experiance. its all about understanding the person, their motivation and what they want to do. it kind of upsets me when i see people on here that want to kill themselves. its hard because i dont know what to say, i mean like its hard to try and save people over the internet. but i do try :S Psychology is something that i think would deflate me. solving problems comes naturally to me and if i had to study about all of that then it would just put me off :S
i wish i had a cat. they sound so fun. my friends cat rips up her christmas presents and attacks her tree at christmas. its adorable
 
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your obviously just one of those amazing people with the strenght to carry on despite your past and still continue to care about a world that doesnt seem to have cared for you much. helping people and livin your life thats good. cheesy but true. i've had cats all my life so the novelty has kind of worn off one time we had 11 cos two had kittens at once lol. only one now thou the strange thing about this cat is it alsways sleeps with a dog bone :/
 
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I havent quite given up on the world yet! I have my bad days and my random crazy moments but other than that i can give advice that i think could help someone! im only 16 so im not really qualified to tell people what to do, its quite weird, i wonder if people actually use my advice :D
Oh yum! just looked at the pancake day thread in the chill out cafe :D
I love fluffy animals, when i was growing up i used to have loads of hamsters but we stopped getting them because they didnt live very long and it would upset my mum when they died. but we have 2 tortoises 2 corn snakes and 1 bearded dragon. the tortoises can live over 60 years, the snakes over 30 and the lizzard im not sure.. but a while. my mum only really lets us have reptiles because she gets upset when animals die, and she doesnt like dog hair. shes a bit of a clean OCD! heh
 
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thats alot of animals ha ha my mum always wanted an iguana but my father is terrified of em lol so we couldnt get her one and yeah i get what your saying about it all. i think people probably do use your advice you dont need to worry till you find yourself blocked by everyone lol (joke) .

anyway thanks for everything hun but i am going to try and get some sleep as i have been awak for 33 hours now! and very sleepy not even insomnia can keep me awake mwa ha ha lol anyway look after yurself x
 
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just to say your not alone, i'm a hair puller, i do it quite a lot, have done since being little. in children who grow out of it its ususally just associated with anxiety but for people who do it into adulthood its very complex as far as i understand.

as far as i understand my self i pull my hair during flashbacks and when i dont feel really here. when i was little i used to pull my hair out because he'd grab me by it and i wanted to get rid of it. i think it can be associated with PTSD but their not necassarily linked.
 
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thankyou for the web address will take a look
 
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rain and roses,
you would not believe how much better it is to find that im not alone in this!
this makes alot of sense to me thankyou so much :)
 
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to everyone in this thread...
you would not believe how many others out there have this disorder. Its millions, in the US alone.
Sharing with others about it goes a loooong way. So if you can, share with friends and family.
I don't know if you guys tried treating it, there are various treatment methods. Personally I think therapy is better than meds. Herer you can learn about various treatment methods for trichotillomania.

As for link to PTSD, I don't think they're linked in any direct way. Wouldn't surprise me if there's some kind of co-morbidity, but I don't think there's a cause/effect link anywhere between the two.
 
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I have had this problem

I have had this problem, I read a lot of articles and tried to solve the problem. I searched trichotillomania eyelashes grow back , natural oils are very useful, I learned this. Okey, we have this problem, but we have to solve it!
 
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