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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It is a common belief that diseases like dermatitis artefacta, delusions of parasitosis, trichotillomania and neurotic excoriations are primary dermatological diseases.
The company's phase two trichotillomania monotherapy trial will be followed by a Phase two add-on therapy trial in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Although few epidemiological studies of trichotillomania exist, recent community findings have estimated the life prevalence of this condition to be between 1 and 3%, with a significant female predominance (8).
Trichotillomania may cause serious worsening on the life quality by affecting the relationships between people, avoiding society and social activities, losing self control, feeling low respect with disappointment and affecting productivity negatively.
Trichotillomania: A challenge to research and practice.
Behavior therapy for pediatric trichotillomania: A randomized controlled trial.
An estimated 2 per cent to 5 per cent of Americans suffer from trichotillomania, or hair pulling (which includes eyelash pulling) and 5 per cent from skin picking, the two most-common BFRBs, according to the TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours.
Personality and clinical characteristics in patients with trichotillomania. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 53, 407-421.
Psychiatric disorders such as trichotillomania (an irresistible urge to remove and swallow one's own hair) are frequently the underlying reason in patients without a history of gastric surgery.
For example, she tells how the disorder, trichotillomania, forced her to find ways to disguise her lack of eyelashes and eyebrows in high school.
Since Meyer was ten-years-old, she's had trichotillomania (TTM), a compulsive hair-pulling disorder that's caused her stress, thinning hair, and several bald spots.