Support for parents
Thanks in advance for any help, it will be very much appreciated. My daughter is 12 and has been pulling (head hair) for over a year. It started around the time of her SATS tests in year 6. We've been going to see a doctor for about 6 months at the specialised mental health unit at our local hospital plus a hyponotherapist. We've tried physical barriers (hair net gloves bangles that jingle fiddles) the dr has asked my daughter to write down when she has the urges and triggers however from our view she's not trying to help herself. We've been very supportive although at times I'm ashamed to admit I have got angry and there has been no support for us as parents. The Dr doesn't seem to know much more than us. We're in a situation now where she is pulling clumps out daily, she has many bald patches that are visible and a main worry is now if she will be returning to school after the holidays. My questions really are how can I help her to express how she feels, is there any support for parents and also I've heard that diet can hugely make a difference but the dr seemed very disinterested in this when mentioned.