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Trichster

Produced by Carolyn Maher
Living with the Most Common Disorder You've Never Heard of

Overview

Genre
Human Interest, Social Issues, and Arts
Synopsis

Trichster follows seven individuals, ranging from eight years old to late twenties, as they navigate the complicated emotions surrounding trichotillomania and the effect it has on their daily lives. Whether dealing with family and friends to budding relationships and careers, each is affected differently and have unique obstacles to overcome. Ultimately each must decide how much they allow their disorder to define who they are as people.

So what is Trichotillomania? Trichotillomania, or trich for short, is a disorder where sufferers pull out their hair and pick at their skin. This includes scalp hair, body hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes. It is currently defined as an impulse control disorder but there are some objections about how it should be classified. Recently, it’s been associated within the family of “body-focused repetitive behaviors” (BFRBs), which includes skin picking and nail biting. The ultimate takeaway being that this is a behavior that the sufferer cannot control.

Stage
in post-production

Credits

  • Carolyn Maher ... Producer
  • Jillian Corsie ... Director, Producer, Editor
  • Amanda J. Giordano ... Producer
  • Katie Maul ... Cinematographer, Co-Producer
  • 'Seun Babalola ... Director of Photography, Co-Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Trichster
Country
United States
Years of Production
2012/2013/2014
Locations
New York City, New Jersey, California

Distribution Details

Photos

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