What Is Trichotillomania?

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Trichotillomania is an impulse desire to pull out ones hair. I will be talking about what it is, what causes trichotillomania, and the effects it has on the body. . Trichotillomania is a phychyatric condition in which an individual has an uncontrollable desire to pull out his/her own body hair. Trichotillomania is NOT an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), but is medically classified as an Impulse Control Disorder. The majority of Trichotillomania sufferers are girls and women, though men and boys suffer with Trichotillomania, as well. The average age of start is twelve years of age in girls and eight years of age in boys. Rarely, has it been reported in children as young as one year old and has been seen first in adults over fifty years

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