Peculiar and Interesting

Peculiar and Interesting

I am interested in traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, and various rare mental disorders. These are not run-of-the-mill ailments that most people understand and even know a bit about. But you would be surprised how many people are afflicted in the average population. For example, have you heard of trichotillomania? I doubt it. It is a big fancy word that denotes a condition in which the patient pulls his or her hair out. This might even include the eyelashes and eyebrows. As a result, you can have unsightly bare patches of scalp, bald spots in your eyebrows, or a lack of eyelashes. It seems that once the person starts, it does become a “mania.” It is a habit that is hard to stop. It denotes a nervous disposition and perhaps can be treated with relaxation exercises rather than drugs for anxiety. Given the options, I prefer a holistic approach. Perhaps counseling with a therapist would help. It gets so bad in some cases that the afflicted need hair transplantation to fill the bare spots. Yes, this can even be done on eyebrows. The same hair taken from the back of a person’s head that is reused in the front can also be transplanted one by one in the eyebrow area. The only problem is that the hair grows out as it did in its original location and must be regularly trimmed.

As for eyelashes growing back, my search online delivered me to http://www.eyelashestodiefor.com/ and discovered that they do grow back. I am told that some doctors will even transplant them, but it is rare. It is best to stop the practice of trichotillomania as soon as possible. Perhaps applying a solution to the lashes to make them soft would work. I know many women who remove their mascara by picking it off and the lash comes with it. This can start a cycle that is endless. Cleaning the lashes every night before bed is essential as a regular part of your bedtime regime. If it becomes a true mania, it is hard to deal with at any level, but I do believe that meditation and self-suggestion can help. No matter the solution, it is a peculiar and interesting mental disease.

If you can cure the bad habit, most often the hair grows back in all locations: eyelashes, scalp, and brows. If it doesn’t after a long siege, you can spray the bald spot on your head with a temporary powder that washes off. The eyebrows can be filled in with pencil that is waterproof and long lasting. As for the lashes, we all know that you can have false ones applied by a cosmetologist that will last for two or more weeks. Thus, the appearance problems associated with trichotillomania can be solved. But it would be best to halt the course of the mania permanently.

Now you know a bit on a misunderstood or ignored subject. I enjoy educating the public and also researching odd subjects just for my own personal interest. If you suspect you have this problem—and you now know its name—seek help immediately.