Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide

Trichotillomania

Anne Leonpacher, M.D., Paul Nestadt, M.D., H. Richard Waranch, Ph.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Disorder involving repeated urges to pull out hair from the scalp, eyelashes, or any other part of the body, resulting in bald spots
  • Attempts to stop often fail, despite distress or impairment caused by the hair pulling.

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Last updated: May 10, 2015