Trichotillomania, or Compulsive Hair Pulling Disorder, manifests itself in two types of pulling behavior: automatic and focused. Automatic pulling is such that occurs without the person being aware of the urge to pull prior to engaging in the behavior, and so pulling often occurs without awareness. Focused hair pulling on the other hand, is when there is a clear and distinct irresistible urge to pull, resulting in the person purposefully engaging in the behavior.
In both instances, in order to apply skills and strategies to tackle the behavior, it is important for the individual to be aware of when they tend to or are most at risk of pulling. Pulling usually follows a pattern, and by identifying this pattern one can anticipate when the urge is most likely to occur. One of the strategies used to gain awareness of the behavior is keeping a pulling log.
This app allows you to document your pulling urges and episodes. Each time you experience an urge to pull or have a pulling episode, you can add an entry to the journal. After a while of using the app, you will have gathered enough data to start seeing patterns in your behavior: whether you pull at specific times of day, due to certain circumstances, etc.
It can be very valuable as a stand-alone journaling tool, however you can expect best results when you use it as part of a therapeutic process with a therapist, preferably CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy).
Ratings and Reviews
Efficient, Quick Logging. This app sincerely "gets it" and wants to help.
This app has helped me to identify when, where, why, in what location, scenario etc. my trich episodes take place, so I can be more aware when I start pulling subconsciously. I usually HATE tracker-style "productivity" apps where you have to like manually log everything, but this app is different for several reasons. It allows me to log QUICKLY & efficiently and doesn't force you to fill in every last detail before saving the entry. If I'm driving, I can open the app, click that I'm pulling and fill the rest in later if I want to. Also, I think there's definitely something to the manual logging for each pulling session. I get the urge to pull I tell myself "if you pull, you have to log." And oddly enough, more often than not, THAT is just enough to suppress my urges. I think it's also worth it to note that, in each log, there's the option to rate the intensity of the urge and the option to do a journal on how you're feeling, etc. Obviously, these developers have either really done their research, or have experienced trich themselves. This app just like, "gets it" and doesn't feel insincere like most of the "healthy living, habit building, to do list +" kind of productivity category apps.
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- 20.6 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.