Trichotillomania

Anne Leonpacher, M.D., Paul Nestadt, M.D., H. Richard Waranch, Ph.D.
Trichotillomania is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide.

To view the entire topic, please or .

Official website of the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic (ABX), HIV, Diabetes, and Psychiatry Guides, powered by Unbound Medicine. Johns Hopkins Guide App for iOS, iPhone, iPad, and Android included. Explore these free sample topics:

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

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.

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or --

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.

There's more to see -- the rest of this entry is available only to subscribers.

Last updated: November 1, 2017