Private Practice Services for Children, Adolescents, Adults & Couples


What Is Hair Pulling Disorder (Trichotillomania) and How Can I Recover From It?

Posted By

Share Us On:

Research indicates that hair pulling disorder (a.k.a. trichotillomania) occurs in approximately 3 to 6 % of the population. Hair pulling disorder is a behaviour which falls under the category of a body-focused repetitive behaviour (BFRB) which is a repetitive self grooming behaviour that results in damage to the scalp or other areas of the body. It also causes distress and has usually been met with many attempts to stop the behaviour. It may interfere with day-to-day life. It may occupy seconds or several hours of the day. It may impact ones sense of well being and relationships with others. The toll it can take can be disproportionate to the actual cosmetic damage.

What is hair pulling disorder (Trichotillomania) and how can I recover from it?
Read More