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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is trichotillomania?

A psychological disorder where a patient feels a strong, irresistible urge to pull out his/her hair. It can be caused by anxiety, stress, or simply as a habit built up over time.

Symptoms of trichotillomania

  • Hair loss

  • Area of bald skin with unclear edges

Questions your doctor may ask to check for trichotillomania

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose trichotillomania

  • Have you felt that you are losing more hair recently?

  • Is there a poorly demarcated area (fuzzy or unclear border) where the hair is missing?

Treatment for trichotillomania

This is treated mostly with behavioral therapy and redirecting the urge to pull hair. Medication may help for severe cases.

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  • Hair loss

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