Re: add meds and trichotillomania!
My son is ADHD and also has mild OCD. He plays with his hair in one spot almost constantly. He has pulled it out only one time. It was quite scarey as he did not know why he had done it. I am aware that stimulants can make OCD worse, but his focus is so bad he has to take a stimulate, so of course I was nervous the next day to give it to him. Thankfully he did fine on his regular dose which is very low compared to others. If he has just enough it makes his OCD better like you said. He can focus and be calm. It is when the medicine is wearing off that the symptoms come back. That was over a year ago and he has never done it again. He still plays with his hair, but has not pulled it out. Keeping my fingers crossed. It is a balancing act to figure out what works. He also takes flaxseed oil, magnesium & calcium vitamins. Suppose to be good for brain function and smoothing out some of these disorders... Good luck to you.