For the past nineteen years of my life, I have struggled with trichotillomania. Trichotillomania (“Trich” or “TTM” for short) is a a compulsion to pull out one’s hair, and it is currently classified as an impulse control disorder by the DSM-IV. (It was formerly classified as an obsessive compulsive disorder.) Although I have experienced all of the hair loss, distress, and functional impairment associated with trich, I find the condition itself nearly impossible to explain.
For my final short film, I decided to make a video which chronicles my actions and feelings during a TTM spell. I hope you like it.
[Note: All color footage was found, while all black and white footage was filmed by my own hand.]