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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Trichotillomania, body dysmorphic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Trichobezoars are usually found in young female patients with mental retardation and/or psychiatric disorders such as trichotillomania or trichophagia.
The criterion of significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning was added and was subsequently maintained in DSM-IV-TR in obsessive compulsive spectrum disorder whereas the fifth Edition (DSM-V), places trichotillomania in the category of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders.
A preoperative diagnosis of trichobezoar may be suggested in a patient presenting with severe halitosis, patchy alopecia, a previous history of trichotillomania and trichophagia.
Trichotillomania has a bimodal age of presentation and 43% of the patients deny that their alopecia is induced by themselves.
USPRwire, Thu Oct 02 2014] GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Trichotillomania Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data on the Trichotillomania clinical trial scenario.
Hair pulling, eyelash, eyebrow and pubic hair pulling are also a set of symptoms of a disorder called trichotillomania.
For instance, in a well know study by Lochner et al (2002) it was found that childhood trauma was significantly higher in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder and trichotillomania that in healthy controls.
In a case series of six patients treated for trichotillomania (hair pulling) and/or skin excoriation (skin-picking disorder, or SPD) as comorbidities to an impulse control or affective disorder, treatment with N-acetylcysteine (NAC) 1,200-1,800 mg/day resulted in either complete abstinence or great improvement in self-damaging habits, said Dr.
My heart goes out go Cheryl Mitchell, who suffers from trichotillomania (TTM), which makes sufferers pull out their own hair.
It's important to remember trichotillomania is a medical condition, not a character flaw," says Dr.