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Glossary for Trichotillomania

  • Alopecia: Various types of hair loss or balding
  • Baldness: Lack of hair where it usually grows. Usually on the head.
  • Choreoacanthocytosis amyotrophic: A rare inherited disease involving neurological degeneration and abnormal red blood cell shape. The disorder progresses slowly and causes involuntary movements, loss of cognitive ability, behavioral changes and seizures.
  • Factitious syndromes: A disorder that a person believes they have that however does not exist
  • Hair conditions: Any disorder the affects the hair
  • Hair loss: Loss or thinning of head or body hair
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Impulse Control Disorders: Disorders where people have difficulty controlling their impulses
  • Mental health conditions: Medical conditions related to mental health, emotions, behavior, personality, psychology, psychiatry, and so on.
  • Mental illness: Any psychological syndrome
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Behavioral disorder with obsessive thoughts and compulsive acts.
  • Psychiatric disorders: Any condition that affects ones mind
  • Psychological disorders: Any condition that affects ones mind
  • Psychotic disorders: Psychiatric disorders with mental detachment from reality
  • Schizophrenia: A psychiatric disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusional beliefs where a person is unable to distinguish between reality and imagination. The condition tends to have a chronic nature and can be severely debilitating if treatment isn't sought.
  • Trichomalacia: A rare genetic condition resulting in patchy hair loss in children. It is an abnormality of the hair shaft and can be due to a compulsive habit of pulling hair on the head or even eyelashes and eyebrows.


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