Trichotillomania

Overview

This disorder involves irresistible urges to pull out hair from the scalp, eyebrows, or other areas of the body.

Symptoms

Complications include skin and hair damage, such as bald patches on the scalp, and emotional distress. Social and work functioning may be affected.

Treatments

Treatment options include counseling and medications, such as antidepressants.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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