Aetiology Dynamic explanations

The current literature tends to ignore dynamic theory in favour of behavioural and biological models. However, dynamic formulations for trichotillomania have included disturbances in the mother-infant bond, early mother deprivation, hair acting as a transitional object, renouncement of adulthood, denial of femininity, attempts at masculinization, attempts to resolve the Oedipal conflict, symbolic castration, autoaggression, masochism, autoerotism, and hair pulling equating to a masturbatory equivalent/!1' Loss or perceived loss is frequently reported as being associated with the onset of trichotillomania. (3) Such losses have been due to injury, isolation, decreased attention, or loss of contact with friends, parents, or other family members. Mothers of patients with trichotillomania have been characterized as ambivalent, competitive, and mutually dependent on their daughters, and fathers characterized as passive and emotionally distant. (12)

Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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