Trichotillomania: A mental disorder where a person feels compelled to pull out their own hair.
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Symptoms of Trichotillomania
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Treatments for Trichotillomania
- Trichotillomania is considered an impulse control disorder and treatments include:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Exposure and response prevention (ERP)
- Habit reversal training
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Definitions of Trichotillomania:
Compulsion to pull out one's hair.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
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)
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