Tonight I noticed my daughters hair was thinning at the top of her head where she parts her hair. So I asked if she was pulling her hair out. She didn’t deny, she was very open and said that it’s a sense of relief and it’s satisfying to her and she just started doing it not long ago. But by the looks of it I think she’s been doing it for a while. She said she pulls strand by strand, so not big chunks or anything like that. It’s definitely getting noticeable. She’s 12 years old. She’s home schooled and loves her games on her computer. Before I noticed she was pulling out her hair I asked her enrol her in a program with other kids her age, she got really upset and almost started crying and was saying she didn’t want to do any extra curricular or anything this year. It all makes sense now. How do I support my daughter. What kind of specialist can help us? I’ve heard of this disorder before but never seen it first hand. Struggling!!