, stereotypic movement disorder, and related disorders.
Although little information is available on the physiological developments associated with trichotillomania
, the presence of a familial component has been identifed, with approximately 34.8% of patients reporting a family history of trichotillomania
Even though the knowledge related to an efficient treatment is quite limited, prevalence and possible effects on life quality of trichotillomania
Affective correlates of trichotillomania
. Behav Res Ther 2002; 40:1305-15.
, body dysmorphic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Is it trichotillomania
? Hair pulling in childhood: a developmental perspective.
Among those patients without a history of gastric surgery, the most common underlying pathology is psychiatric disorders such as trichotillomania
According Mental Health America, trichotillomania
is a repetitive behavior classified as an impulse control disorder which involves pulling out one's hair in any region of the body, particularly the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelids.
Although she didn't know it at the time, she developed a condition called trichotillomania
(TTM), which means Angela constantly battles the urge to rip out her hair from the roots.
A myriad of different illnesses are covered, from unusual conditions like trichotillomania
, which compels people to pull out their hair, to far more familiar ones like PTSD and depression.
KEY WORDS: Trichobezoar; Abdominal mass; Trichotillomania
The word Trichotillomania
(TTM) was coined by French dermatologist Francois Hallopeau.