Just days after Geordie Shore's Scotty T opened up about his struggle with ADHD and hypomania, TOWIE's Sam Faiers chose to discuss her experience living with OCD – Trichotillomania.
Addressing fans and followers in a YouTube video, Sam explained that she has lived with the compulsion to pull out her eyelashes since the age of eight.
The 25-year-old reality star recalled the seemingly innocent incident which set the habit in motion before explaining that recent sessions with a psychotherapist shed further light on the compulsive habit.
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With the help of the therapist, Sam soon realised that her habit was accelerated by the trauma of seeing her father imprisoned.
While Sam has been told that trichotillomania is relatively common, she hopes sharing her experience will help other sufferers.