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What can I do to stop pulling my hair out?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
It helps to keep your hands occupied. Try wearing a hair scrunchie or bracelet around your wrist to play with when you feel the urge to pull your hair. Or take up origami, doodling, or other activities that keep your hands busy. You can also try specific relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or yoga, but it’s most important to try to manage the stress that’s usually the source of the problem.
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