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"Scars of Shame" Documentary- Spread the Word! [Feb. 2nd, 2011|09:13 pm]
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csp_angie
[mood |excitedexcited]

After working on the Dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking) documentary for over a year and a half, the trailer is out! Please share this in other online communities you are involved in, and to anyone. I want this video to go viral for the people who need to see it. Thank you!



My facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/pages/FOREVER-MARKED-A-Dermatillomania-Diary-by-Nova-Scotian-author-A-Hartlin/177738602694
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Finally Giving in to Meds [Jan. 29th, 2010|11:01 pm]
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blackroselux
Hi all,

Sorry if you get this twice since I am cross posting it in trich.  I am 25 and about to get married in October.  I need to get my hair under control so I can look absolutely perfect for our day.  I have never had large bald spots, but tons of spots with a bunch of super short hairs and a few sparse spots.  I pull from head, lashes, and eyebrows and shave almost everything else to prevent pulling.  

It's not even just a vanity thing of course.  This has been a source of trouble and pain in my life at least since I was 11.  Also, my fiance abslutely hates that I pull.  He always looks so hurt when I do it because he doesn't like me doing that to myself.  He's so sweet about it, but I have to find a way to end this.  

So I finally took the plunge and saw a psychiatrist.  I have tried several types of cognitive behavioral therapy and behavior modification and nothing has been effective on it's own.  They all just made it so that I had to spend so much time and energy getting myself not to pull and still I failed.  I saw Dr. Putnam in Bethesda, MD and he has prescribed Prozac.  

Do any of you have any experience with Prozac?  Has it been helpful?  Did you mix it with NAC?  What were the side effects?  Thanks so much for your encouragement.
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The FIRST Television Interview about Dermatillomania [Jan. 5th, 2010|11:55 pm]
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csp_angie
The first TV interview about Dermatillomania can now be seen on YouTube:



Angela Hartlin's memoir, FOREVER MARKED: A Dermatillomania Diary has finally been released! Please join her Facebook Fan page to spread word about this skin picking disorder along with her experiences with it.

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People with this disorder have traits of Body Dysmorphic Disorder and usually suffer from depression. It is an Impulse Control Disorder that is fueled by high levels of anxiety. The correct DSM diagnosis for Dermatillomania is "Trichotillomania". The first few pages can be previewed at the Lulu.com site, which includes a better definition of Dermatillomania.

Please e-mail forever.markedATyahoo.ca if you want to purchase from Angela directly; she offers a lower shipping price than Lulu.com does. Include the country that you live in and she can send you a quote. She ships the day she gets a payment (or the day after), then sends an e-mail to confirm that it was sent.

Thank you. <3


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Hello Everyone! [Jul. 14th, 2009|07:16 pm]
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lil_weirdo
[Current Location |Home.]
[mood |curiouscurious]
[music |Nothing!]

Alrighty, I do not normally post here, although I have been a member for quite some time. I have set up some google alerts to notify by by e-mail any time trich is in the news and the past week or so my inbox has become flooded.

THIS is just one of the articles I have received. So, according to the study 1200-2400 mg daily administered for a period of 12 weeks helped reduce symtoms. I am going to try it, after having been on countless medications and having none of them work I have some high hopes. In addition to taking the NAC I'll be taking other vitamin supplements that include zinc and copper so as not to become deficient in those. I am toying with the idea of keeping either a daily or weekly account of the effects either here or on my personal journal. Would anyone like to join me and see if this helps us?
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Hi.. [Apr. 18th, 2009|10:15 pm]
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strangeriknowel
[mood |blahblah]

I found this community by accident and got really excited because I've never really thought of finding a trich discussion community.
I've been pulling since I was 9. I'm now 14, and I'm glad I've found a place where I can talk about it. Does anyone have any tips for not pulling? I've been getting so many urges lately and I'm running out of ideas. It's so frustrating and I'm really scared I'm going to pull out all my eyelashes again. They've finally grown back full, after 2 years of having huge gaps or no eyelashes at all..
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(no subject) [Nov. 7th, 2008|08:50 am]
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bite_the_cork
the psych i saw yesterday prescribed prozac for me.

I really realllly don't want to be on meds. I've been fighting the recommendation for years. I'm not sure if I liked this guy. There were definite things I didn't like, and times I wanted to punch him in the face. He doesn't know me. I saw him for like 30 minutes. And he's already decided what he wants me on.

I told him I've heard some terrible things about prozac, including an experience of one of my best friends. He's like, "well that's her, and you're different". I told him I wanted to do research on whatever he would recommend for me and he tried to tell me not to research it online, well to only look at certain web sites. He tried to convince me that when ppl blog about it they only write bad things b/c that's what draws us to blog... but I disagree! If someone is successful on meds, esp on LJ, I think they'll blog about that too!

thoughts on prozac? he's starting me off SO small, 5mg, in liquid form. moving me up every 3 weeks.

has anyone here been on prozac? has it helped?
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(no subject) [Aug. 18th, 2008|09:57 pm]
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princesspsycho6
I am pulling so much lately.. Make me stop.. help me stop it. It feels so good though.. have those little rough hairs and then feel the little bulb at the end slide out of your scalp then to chew on it...

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME! I guess I like having this bald spot on my head, not being able to wear a pony tail with out a little mohawk. to have to part my hair a certian way to cover it up.. GROWL!!!
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(no subject) [Jun. 3rd, 2008|12:21 am]
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bite_the_cork
i can't stop - it's getting really bad.  I try and i try and i sit on my hands and it's been years and years... and i'm afraid at the damage i have done.  soon its going to be terribly noticable to everyone.  I don't know what to do anymore.
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(no subject) [Feb. 21st, 2008|10:52 pm]
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kitsoncupcake
Hi, I'm Amber. I've had Trich for almost 8 years already. It started when I was 12 and thought it was no big deal but it quickly progressed. As of right now, it's not as bad as it was last year. Last year, I had bald patches on my head, almost no brows, and patches of eyelashes missing. It's just really embarassing and no one understands it. They just tell me to stop but it's not that easy.
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Facebook [Sep. 24th, 2007|11:38 pm]
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csp_angie
I created a cause under the Facebook application "Causes":

http://apps.facebook.com/causes/view_cause/17901?h=plw&recruiter_id=5676830

I hope it's useful for you all. I know that many people with Trich have the same problem with skin picking. If someone were to create a Trich cause, I'd certainly recruit people to the best of my ability. <3
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