The video discussed in the article above explains “Reward Defiency Syndrome” which is a general diagnosis term that includes Impulse Control Disorders such as Trichotillomania. Impulse Control is a “Primary Problem”; it’s a real genetic dysfunction in the brains reward system which results in difficulty balancing neurotransmitter levels especially Dopamine and Serotonin. This dysfunction can be initially activated or exacerbated by Environmental Stressors AKA “Epigenetic Triggers”. These Triggers can be chemical, physical, emotional or a combination of the three. Conversely, this dysfunction can be CONTROLLED by understanding how these stressors impact your health and by taking conscious control of your cellular environment!
If you can find and afford to see a Doctor specializing in Functional Medicine or AT LEAST a Counselor/Therapist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy who combines therapy with an Amino Acid based detoxification program (including essential lifestyle changes), you will experience significant relief.
- This is how the Amino Acid Supplement NAC works
- there’s also a section on Inositol
This is the best Amino Acid based detoxification protocol I know of, a modified version is used at Be Well https://www.bewellnsb.com/DFH28DayDetox.pdf
If you make what you learn during the program a permanent part of your life, you could experience complete resolution. To learn more about Amino Acid Therapy and how it can help listen to Dr. Eric Braverman, author of The Edge Effect:
Comprehensive Metabolic Profile-Here is an example of metabolic testing that would be very useful when following a Functional Medicine approach including CBT and Amino Acid based Detoxification.