20 Causes of Hair Loss

Trichotillomania

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Trichotillomania

 

Trichotillomania, classified as an “impulse control disorder,” causes people to compulsively pull their hair out. “It’s sort of like a tic, the person is constantly playing and pulling their hair,” says Dr. Glashofer says. Unfortunately, this constant playing and pulling can actually strip your head of its natural protection: hair. Trichotillomania often begins before the age of 17 and is four times as common in women as in men.

 

What to do: Some antidepressants may be effective, but behavioral modification therapy is another option.