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Trichotillomania

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Introduction
Trichotillomania is a condition where a person feels compelled to pull their hair out.
Symptoms of trichotillomania
Most people with trichotillomania pull out hair from their scalp, but some pull out hair from other areas.
Causes of trichotillomania
There is no single cause of trichotillomania (hair pulling), but there are a number of theories about why it may occur.
Diagnosing trichotillomania
You should visit your GP if you are pulling your hair out, or if you notice that your child is.
Treating trichotillomania
The most effective treatment for trichotillomania is therapy that aims to change your hair-pulling behaviour, combined with a network of emotional support.
Complications of trichotillomania
Trichotillomania (hair pulling) can have a significant impact on your quality of life. It can also cause further medical problems.