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Trichotillomania: Introduction

Trichotillomania: A mental disorder where a person feels compelled to pull out their own hair. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Trichotillomania is available below.

Symptoms of Trichotillomania

Treatments for Trichotillomania

  • Trichotillomania is considered an impulse control disorder and treatments include:
    • Psychotherapy
      • Cognitive behavioural therapy
      • Exposure and response prevention (ERP)
      • Habit reversal training
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Trichotillomania?

Trichotillomania: Related Patient Stories

Trichotillomania: Deaths

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Trichotillomania: Complications

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Causes of Trichotillomania

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Disease Topics Related To Trichotillomania

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Trichotillomania: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Trichotillomania

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Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients with bipolar seek help from more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have more »

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Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See misdiagnosis of more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Trichotillomania

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Trichotillomania: Rare Types

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Trichotillomania: Animations


Research about Trichotillomania

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Clinical Trials for Trichotillomania

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Statistics for Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania: Broader Related Topics

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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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