Trichotillomania is a rare disorder, people affected by the condition tend to pluck their hair. They cannot control this impulse. Though the precise cause has not been established, it is believed that the condition could be caused due to certain disturbance in the commands from the brain. In some people anxiety and stress can lead to Trichotillomania. The symptoms, as mentioned include pulling hair, appearing tense before doing it and satisfied after that and so on.
HOW IS TRICHOTILLOMANIA DIAGNOSED?
A general physician will perform a thorough evaluation to determine if you have trichotillomania. This may include:
• Examining how much hair loss you have
• Discussing your hair loss with you and possibly having you fill out a questionnaire
• Eliminating other possible causes of hair pulling or hair loss through testing determined by your doctor
HOW IS TRICHOTILLOMANIA TREATED?
Treatment for such conditions like Trichotillomania includes using anti-depressants and sedatives to calm the behaviour of these individuals. They would also be given counselling and intensive therapy for getting to the root of the problem and determining the cause.
DID YOU KNOW?
That there are possibilities of the person inflicting damage to himself/herself in terms of infection/hair loss etc?