Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling )

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Trichotillomania (trik-o-til-o-MAY-nee-uh), also called hair-pulling disorder, is a mental disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body, despite trying to stop.

Hair pulling from the scalp often leaves patchy bald spots, which causes significant distress and can interfere with social or work functioning. People with trichotillomania may go to great lengths to disguise the loss of hair.

For some people, trichotillomania may be mild and generally manageable. For others, the compulsive urge to pull hair is overwhelming. Some treatment options have helped many people reduce their hair pulling or stop entirely. Source

 

Resources

Step by step guide for parents and teachers: Trichotillomania Basics

Q&A from the Berkeley Parents Network

About Trichotillomania or Hair Pulling Disorder- Easy read

Treatment Guidelines-Expert Consensus Treatment Guidelines Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors Hair Pulling, Skin Picking, and Related Disorders

Parent Support Resources from The TLC Foundation: For Parents

Teen Guide: What Is Trichotillomania?

School Based article: Trichotillomania: Dealing With Hair-Pulling Disorder

Article- Child Trichsters And School

50 Ways to Stop Pulling Your Hair

Comprehensive PPT

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