Trichotillomania: an Infographic

Trichotillomania is a disorder that is characterized by recurrent, compulsive urges to pull out one’s own hair.

Also known as compulsive hair pulling, this disfiguring disorder affects an estimated 1 percent of the population, with some sufferers experiencing the “pulling” urge as early as infancy into early adolescence.

For some sufferers, Trichotillomania may be a mild and generally manageable condition. However, others may be affected by the disorder to such a degree, the all-consuming desire to pull at one’s hair becomes an overwhelming and everyday battle. As a result, both physical and emotional scars are discernible consequences, induced by the onset of this disorder.

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all you need to know about trichotillomania

There are many areas of the body in which Trichotillomania sufferers will target, including their scalp, eyebrows, and lashes. Marked hair loss tends to be a tell-tale indicator of Trichotillomania, especially with particular areas like the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes. Furthermore, Trichotillomania sufferers often display noted signs of emotional distress and withdrawn tendencies, as a result of the emotional toll this disorder may take.

Many Trichotillomania sufferers tend to be very discreet with their hair-pulling behaviors; feigning their inner struggle by covering up their hair loss with hats, wigs, or various other modes of concealment.

Does this sound like you or someone you know? Don’t suffer in silence. Take a look at our latest infographic for a more comprehensive look at the signs and symptoms, and treatment options for you or your loved ones who may be struggling with this painful disorder.

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sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichotillomania
http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/trichotillomania
http://www.trichstop.com/info/effects/emotional
http://www.trich.org/dnld/ExpertGuidelines_000.pdf
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/trichotillomania/basics/de...