Trichotellomania (pulling disorder of the hair from the scalp) Photos

Trichotellomania (pulling disorder of the hair from the scalp) Photos

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Trichotillomania (TTM), also known as hair pulling disorder, is a mental disorder  characterised by a long term urge that results in the pulling out  of one’s hair .[2] [4]  This occurs to such a degree that hair loss can be seen.[2]  Efforts to stop pulling hair typically fail.[1]  Hair removal may occur anywhere; however, the head and around the eyes are most common.[1]  The hair pulling is to such a degree that it results in distress.[1]

The disorder may run in families.[1]  It occurs more commonly in those with obsessive compulsive disorder .[1]  Episodes of pulling may be triggered by anxiety .[1]  People usually acknowledge that they pull their hair.[1]  On examination broken hairs may be seen.[1]  Other conditions that may present similarly include body dysmorphic disorder , however in that condition people remove hair to try to improve what they see as a problem in how they look.[1]

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