Trichotillomania is a mental disorder that is characterized by an urge to twist or pull out one's hair. It may involve scalp hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows, or other hair on the body. Symptoms include bare patches where hair has been pulled out. Causes include a chemical imbalance in the brain, depression, anxiety, and more. Treatments usually involve behavior therapy and medications. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how trichotillomania is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
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