Trichotellomania (pulling disorder of the hair from the scalp) Photos

Taken from Wikipedia:

Trichotillomania (TTM), also known as hair pulling disorder, is a mental disorder characterised by a long term urge that results in the pulling out of one’s hair.[2][4] This occurs to such a degree that hair losscan be seen.[2] Efforts to stop pulling hair typically fail.[1] Hair removal may occur anywhere; however, the head and around the eyes are most common.[1] The hair pulling is to such a degree that it results in distress.[1]

The disorder may run in families.[1] It occurs more commonly in those with obsessive compulsive disorder.[1] Episodes of pulling may be triggered by anxiety.[1] People usually acknowledge that they pull their hair.[1] On examination broken hairs may be seen.[1] Other conditions that may present similarly include body dysmorphic disorder, however in that condition people remove hair to try to improve what they see as a problem in how they look.[1]

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