About Hair Pulling, Skin Picking & Related Behaviors
What are Trichotillomania & Skin Picking?
Most humans pull, pluck, and pick at their hair, skin and nails in small amounts. But when these behaviors become excessive, they are considered disorders and can cause a lot of suffering. Though not well known, these disorders affect millions of people of all ages. The good news is: treatment and support are available.
Articles by People Living and Coping with these Disorders
Whatever emotions and frustrations you are feeling in coping with hair pulling or skin picking: you are not alone. TLC members of all different backgrounds share their experiences and how they have found success and recovery.
Read stories that bring hope and encouragement »
Frequently Asked Questions
To help you get informed quickly and easily, the TLC Staff have compiled our answers to the most common concerns we hear each day. If you don't find what you need on our website, please contact us.
Help yourself & Help others
TLC is the only organization in the world focused on treatment, research, and outreach for people with trichotillomania, skin picking and related disorders.TLC Members receive:
- What is Hair Pulling?
- What is Skin Picking?
- Articles on Hair Pulling & Skin Picking
- Success Stories