191: What if you suffered from trichotillomania?

“The person who was pulling was just stronger than the person who wanted a perfect life.”


Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits


Episode Summary: Growing up with a close, religious family a young woman’s aspiration for perfect beauty turns her into the very image of herself she was afraid of. 

Today’s episode featured Caroline. To learn more about Trichotillomania, go to www.bfrb.org. There you can find additional information about Trichotillomania and other body-focused repetitive behaviors, as well as support groups and helpful resources.


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Content/Trigger Warnings: body dysmorphia, trichotillomania, explicit language


Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

Music Bed: “Re-Entry” – Lee Rosevere



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