When it comes to Trichotillomania (TTM), not all hairpulling is the same. While hair pulling is the dominant feature of TTM, new research published in The Journal of Psychiatric Research suggests that there’s much more to the clinical picture. These results have significant implications for diagnosing, categorizing, and treating TTM.
The Need for Better Data
A relatively common disorder, TTM affects about 3% of the population. Despite its prevalence, TTM remains under-represented in the research literature and often goes untreated.