Trichotillomania Articles

Causes

There is no definite known cause for trichotillomania. It can be anything from genetic factors to environmental triggers.


Effects

A person suffering from trichotillomania may experience a range of psychological and physiological effects.


Information

General information about compulsive hair pulling.


Media and awareness

Even today, knowledge about trichotillomania is scarce, and so are treatment providers who can effectively treat it. Awareness is key.


Related Disorders

Trichotillomania is related to other disorders under the OCD spectrum, especially to other BFRBs (body focused repetitive behaviors).


Research

Trichotillomania research, both in academy and in industry, is key to developing effective treatment.


Symptoms

A person suffering from hair pulling might experience a range of symptoms, and different body areas may be affected.


Treatment

There are various treatment methods available today to treat trichotillomania, most effective of which is considered to be CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)


Trichotillomania in Children

Although onset of trichotillomania peaks between the ages of 9 and 13, it is prevalent among children of younger ages as well.