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.
|19||Too much vitamin A|
|18||Lack of protein|
|17||Male pattern baldness|
|11||Vitamin B deficiency|
|10||Autoimmune-related hair loss|
|8||Dramatic weight loss|
|6||Polycystic ovary syndrome|
|5||Antidepressants, blood thinners, and more|