Hi everyone, I'm not sure this is where to put this, but I am just wondering if anybody else here struggles with Trichotillomania? This is a disorder that causes people to have virtually uncontrollable urges to literally pull out their hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, or hair anywhere else on their body. The DSM-IV currently classifies it as an "impulse-control disorder", but there's debate over whether it would be better classed as an obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, self-harm, or a bunch of other things, as many people with Trich also experience one or more of these to varying degrees. People might pull deliberately &/or just when they're bored or relaxed (eg. watching TV) without even realising they are doing it, & often feel a sense of tension before they pull & feel relief after. There are people of all ages with Trich, but average age of onset is about 12 or 13 years, I think. Hmmmm...I think that is a fair run-down...Really, I am just hoping to find some other people who are struggling with this right now, too (if you don't want to post publicly, feel free to PM me if you want to talk ). Or at least raise a bit of awareness, I guess. Please don't think this is just a bad habit that I (& others) can break with a little will-power. Sorry to ramble, hope this was ok to post here & makes sense. jez.