Having phobia for cutting hairs.Suggest

My friend has a fear ,actually phobia. she doesn’t like cutting of her hair, she can’t even see somebody else having it.. she says she gets an awkward feeling when she sees things like that.she gets depressed by small things and starts crying. how can I help my friend please suggest..

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Psychiatry

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  1. Hello,
    This is indeed a peculiar condition of phobia of hair that your friend has. The depression also arises in the aftermath of this phobia only. Its not a separate problem. The treatment of choice is cognitive behavior therapy but some positive effect can be seen on antidepressants like fluoxetine or sertraline. But CBT will be the main line of treatment.