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Trichotillomania

HAIR PULLING

Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania (trick-o-til-o-MAY-nee-ah) – A disorder that causes people to pull out their hair from one, two sites, or multiple of the following sites resulting in noticeable bald patches:

  • scalp
  • eyelashes
  • eyebrows
  • pubic area
  • underarms
  • beard
  • chest
  • legs
  • other parts of the body

Some experience:

  • Inability to resist urges to pull out one’s hair
  • Mounting tension before one pulls
  • Gratification and relaxation when pulling
  • A feeling of relief after pulling
  • Noticeable hair loss
  • Increased distress and/or interference with daily life

There is quality information available from the Trichotillomaina Learning Center (TLC) www.trich.org

Quoted from Sources:
trich.org – Hair Pulling
wikipedia.org – Trichotillomania

Featured Image Artist: deviantart.com – Trichotillomania & Trichophagia by lily-day

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