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"What the Pluck? Living with Trichotillomania” | Judith Stevenson | TEDxUniversityofGlasgowSalon

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Have you ever heard of compulsive hair-pulling? How about compulsive skin-picking? These conditions have received very little attention relative to other mental health conditions until very recently. The birth of the internet meant that many who had lived in secrecy for years finally found others with the same condition. One of these people is Judith Stevenson, who has “suffered” with trichotillomania or compulsive hair-pulling for the past 32 years. In this talk she explores her condition, possible recovery paths and the importance of raising awareness. Judith Stevenson is an ambassador for the TLC Foundation for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours in the UK and regularly speaks about her story. Her goal is to raise awareness about trichotillomania in order to help people in similar situations feel accepted in their environment. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at Show more

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