Unformatted text preview: It is also similar in the sense that it is persistant and interferes with daily life. The persistent theme throughout the article I notice is the ignorance and secrecy involved with having an disorder. Before she realized that she had trichotillomania, Jennifer was plagued with confusion about the relatively unknown psychological disorder. The ignorance of the general public about many common disorders can lead to embarrassment and alienation. Even as Jennifer has been able to find others with her own problem and connect with them, she still fears people finding out about it. It makes me wonder if often a lot of the problems with someone suffering with a psychological disorder is the fear of it being revealed....
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- Spring '08
- Psychology, Obsessive–compulsive disorder, Trichotillomania, Jennifer Raikes