Trichotillomania is a psychiatric condition in which an individual has an uncontrollable desire to pull out his own body hair. It is generally considered to be an impulse control disorder but is sometimes classified as either a subtype or variant of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Some people swallow their own hair causing a hairball inside of their stomach which leads to health issues. It can also cause infection to the skin due to open pores and wounds. Some of the lost hair doesn't grow back and leaves bald patches which causes lesser self confidence.

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Trichotillomania life expectancy

What is the life expectancy of someone with Trichotillomania?

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Celebrities with Trichotillomania

Celebrities with Trichotillomania

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Is Trichotillomania contagious?

Is Trichotillomania contagious?

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Is Trichotillomania hereditary?

Is Trichotillomania hereditary?

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Feeling of guilt

Some people pull from different places like; the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, body hair, pubic hair etc..


Digestive system
Digestive system
Immune system
Immune system
Integumentary system
Integumentary system


  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Body over-concentration


  • No known treatments till now, some people use NAC as it is believed to decrease the urges by 40%
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    Natural treatment of Trichotillomania

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    ICD9 and ICD10 codes of Trichotillomania

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    Living with Trichotillomania

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    Stories of Trichotillomania

    Trichotillomania stories
    Hi! I am Zsófi, Sophie, I live in Budapest, In Hungary...I have had trich since my age 12.I am(i try to be) a very active person, I love sports, music, playing on guitar, I am working as engeneer-informatics, but trich made my life very hard and mak...
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    I developed symptoms of Trich when I was 11 after my mom was diagnosed with cancer. After she passed it got incredibly worse. I mainly pull my eyebrows and eyelashes, but also pull everywhere. It was very embarrassing growing up. I'd pencil in my eye...
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    I was always an anxious kid. Even when I should have been too young to stress about anything, I was stressing about everything! When I was 6 years old, I pulled a bald patch at the top of my head and was diagnosed with Trich. It was a self conscious ...
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    Scalp puller. Started at age 3. This is the worst it has been. Can't stop, no regrowth anymore.
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    I'm not sure quite how long I've been pulling. It's been at least 20 years, but maybe more. It's been worse in the last four or five years, but thankfully these days fidget and stress toys are all the rage and I have fidget cubes to keep my hands bus...

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    Statistics of Trichotillomania

    49 people with Trichotillomania have taken the SF36 survey. Mean of Trichotillomania is 2084 points (58 %). Total score ranges from 0 to 3,600 being 0 the worst and 3,600 the best. Take the SF36 Survey

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