trichotillomania

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trichotillomania

[‚trik·ō‚til·ə ′mānē·ə]
(medicine)
An obsessive-compulsive disorder characterized by artificial alopecia secondary to manipulation of the hair.
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COMPULSIVE RESPONSE: Hair pulling is difficult to live with, but is not a hopeless cause
Another school of thought emphasizes hair pulling as addictive or positively reinforcing insofar as it is associated with rising tension beforehand and relief afterward [10].
A non-surgical technique called Microdot infuses healthy human hair strands around and over the areas that have been affected by the hair pulling.
They also found that these individuals spend large amounts of time and money trying to conceal the effects of hair pulling (for example, purchasing hair extensions).
does hair pulling occur daily, is it persistent or only present in times of distress, does it follow a pattern) and quantity (i.
The automatic/sedentary type is more common and is characterized as hair pulling while engaging in other activities.
This physical change in the movement, coupled with a new thought process, began to alter the habit of hair pulling.
I lived with one partner for two years before I told him about my hair pulling.
324), as well as compulsive hair pulling (SN: 9/9/89, p.
The rules also prohibit head butting, hair pulling, elbows to the head or face, and strikes to the spine, kidney, throat or back of the head.
Trichotillomania is an impulse control disorder characterized by chronic self-directed hair pulling.
The role of automatic negative reinforcement is then discussed in the context of three clinical problems, binge eating, hair pulling, and compulsive buying.