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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For the purpose of this article, trichotillomania will be addressed from a behavioral perspective and behavioral assessment and treatment interventions will be reviewed.
Trichotillomania is the recurrent pulling out of hair to obtain relief of tension, which leads to noticeable hair loss.
Trichotillomania, known simply as "Trich," is the official term for a behavioral compulsion in which the affected pull their hair to breakage or to baldness.
Ted Grossbart, Harvard Medical School psychologist and author of Skin Deep: A Mind-Body Program for Healthy Skin, will discuss hypnosis and its role in treating trichotillomania (hair pulling) and skin picking at the 17th Annual National Conference on Trichotillomania & Skin Picking on April 24, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.
Both children and adults with this impulse control disorder typically deny hair-pulling, and parents may be unwilling to accept a possible diagnosis of trichotillomania, said Dr.
An obsessive-compulsive disorder called trichotillomania can also cause patchy hair loss, where the sufferer tugs and twists the hair until it breaks.
Imipramine has been used in the treatment of fibromyalgia, childhood nocturnal enuresis and other types of urinary incontinence, trichotillomania, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder and to provide analgesic-like relief for neuropathic pain.
Other causes include fungal infections, which can be treated with shampoo, and hair being pulled tightly in bunches, or trichotillomania, which is a hair pulling habit.
She explained my disorder was called trichotillomania and while no one knew the exact cause, she could help.
PARIS -- Trichotillomania was highly responsive to olanzapine in a small, randomized, placebo-controlled trial that suggests repetitive hair pulling may be closer to tics and Tourette's syndrome than to other obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Ideal candidates of eyelash transplants are those who suffer from alopecia, trichotillomania (self-inflicted obsessive plucking), or those who lost hair due to radiation or chemotherapy.
A Lots of people twiddle with their hair but Trichotillomania is when you pull out the hairs strand by strand.