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Old 05-03-2010, 11:18 AM   #1
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why does my daughter pull her eyelashes out?

Why does my daughter pull her eyelashes out? She started doing this in the 4th grade. She is now in college and still has a hard time refraining from playing with and pulling out her eyelashes. What can I do to help her?

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Re: why does my daughter pull her eyelashes out?

I wonder if this falls under the heading of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD)? I would guess that it might. It takes different forms with different people. Most people have heard of "frequent hand washing". It's a compulsion to do something excessively. You might want to look into OCD, if you haven't already.

Old 05-31-2010, 08:30 AM   #3
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Re: why does my daughter pull her eyelashes out?

Research the word trichotillomania. It's basically a nervous habit. My daughter (24) had it
as a toddler and preschooler but she outgrew it. It is a very treatable disorder as far as
I know. Best wishes!!

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Re: why does my daughter pull her eyelashes out?

Hello, I also starting pulling my eyeslashes out at that time and now I still do, while in college. I can honestly say that I believe that I pulled was because I was under a lot of stress or when i felt alone. It was a release of all that after I would pull. I can't say that's the reason your daughter did but I can say that she needs to know that you care about this problem and just that you believe her and love her no matter what. That's what I wished my mom would have told me.
Good luck and I hope I was helpful

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