Trichotillomania

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Trichotillomania

Causes of Trich are not cleary understood at this time. The pulling behavior serves as a coping mechanism for anxiety and other difficult emotions. The average age of onset is 11 but can be found in childern as young as one.

Treatment for Trich varies from therapy, social support groups, medications are even used to lessen feelings or senations that can increase picking or pulling rather than treat the disorder itself. Paitents often wear wigs or hair pieces to cover up areas exposed to pulling as well as to give the apparane of having hair.

Tricholtillomania, or Trich for short, is an obessive-compulsive and related disorder, where one pulls their hair out repeatedly, despite attemps to stop, resulting in hair loss.

Trichotillomania

People suffering from Trich often bite, chew or eat pulled-out hair.Some play with pulled-out hair or rub it across their lips or face.

Trich is estimated to affect 2-4% of the population, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds

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