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Posted by: Jordan | 2010/07/13

Whats that?

What is Trichotillomania

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Kitty summarizes it very well. Some meds can help, but there really needs to be behaviour therapy / CBT which can be very helpful in breaking the bad habit

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Posted by: Jordan | 2010/07/13

Gosh, that sounds terrible. Eyelashes? ouch.
Pubic hairs. Thats just unthinkable.

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Posted by: Kitty | 2010/07/13

Trichotillomania (TTM, also known as trichotillosis, or more commonly as trich) is defined as " hair loss from a patient''s repetitive self-pulling of hair"  and is characterized by the repeated urge to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, facial hair, nose hair, pubic hair, eyebrows or other body hair, sometimes resulting in noticeable bald patches. Trichotillomania is classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) as an impulse control disorder, but there are questions about how it should be classified. It may seem, at times, to resemble a habit, an addiction, a tic disorder or an obsessive– compulsive disorder.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2010/07/13

Kitty summarizes it very well. Some meds can help, but there really needs to be behaviour therapy / CBT which can be very helpful in breaking the bad habit

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