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Diseases » Trichotillomania » Summary
 

What is Trichotillomania?

What is Trichotillomania?

  • Trichotillomania: A mental disorder where a person feels compelled to pull out their own hair.
  • Trichotillomania: Compulsion to pull out one's hair.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Trichotillomania: an irresistible urge to pull out your own hair.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Trichotillomania is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Trichotillomania, or a subtype of Trichotillomania, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Trichotillomania: Introduction

Types of Trichotillomania:

Broader types of Trichotillomania:

How serious is Trichotillomania?

Complications of Trichotillomania: see complications of Trichotillomania

What causes Trichotillomania?

Causes of Trichotillomania: see causes of Trichotillomania

What are the symptoms of Trichotillomania?

Symptoms of Trichotillomania: see symptoms of Trichotillomania

Complications of Trichotillomania: see complications of Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Trichotillomania.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Trichotillomania.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Trichotillomania: see treatments for Trichotillomania
Research for Trichotillomania: see research for Trichotillomania

Society issues for Trichotillomania


Hospitalization statistics for Trichotillomania: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Trichotillomania:

  • 0.0001% (10) of hospital consultant episodes were for trichotillomania in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 91% of hospital consultant episodes for trichotillomania required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 57% of hospital consultant episodes for trichotillomania were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 43% of hospital consultant episodes for trichotillomania were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for trichotillomania required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for trichotillomania in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for trichotillomania in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Trichotillomania:

Organs and body systems related to Trichotillomania include:

Name and Aliases of Trichotillomania

Main name of condition: Trichotillomania

Other names or spellings for Trichotillomania:

compulsive hair pulling

Trichotillomania: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Trichotillomania:

 

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