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Trichoillomania 1 month 5 days ago #251238

I have severe anxiety and depression. I pull out my hair (Trichotillomania).
I wear a wig and and i bald (some hair but lots of bald patches).
I was wondering if anyone else has this condition and has received an award?

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Trichoillomania 1 month 5 days ago #251245

Hi Deirdre

Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explains where everything is

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It's not so much the conditions that a claimant has, but the impact they have on their daily living and/or mobility.

So for example - There is a question about mixing with other people. So what impact does your severe anxiety and depression have on your ability to do so? Does it stop you going out, does your Trichotillomania further exacerbate your difficulties, and if so in what way in communicating with others.

You would need to look at each question and see how it affects you. There are plenty of people with mental health conditions and disorders who do receive PIP.


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