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How can impulse control disorder cause hair loss in men?

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Some people have an urge to pull out their own hair -- from the scalp, eyebrows, or someplace else -- a chronic condition known as trichotillomania. It could affect 1-2% of adults and teenagers.

From: What Causes Hair Loss in Men? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hair Loss.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hair Loss.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Alopecia Areata.”

Mental Health America: “Hair Pulling.”

Robert T. Leonard Jr., DO: “The truths and myths surrounding hair loss.”

Genetics Home Reference: "Androgenetic alopecia."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 09, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hair Loss.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hair Loss.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Alopecia Areata.”

Mental Health America: “Hair Pulling.”

Robert T. Leonard Jr., DO: “The truths and myths surrounding hair loss.”

Genetics Home Reference: "Androgenetic alopecia."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 09, 2018

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