trichotillomania


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trich·o·til·lo·ma·ni·a

 (trĭk′ō-tĭl′ə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
A psychiatric disorder characterized by the compulsive plucking out of hairs from one's own body, especially from the scalp, eyebrows, or eyelashes.

[tricho- + Greek tillein, to pluck hair + -mania.]

trichotillomania

Medicine. an abnormal desire to pull out one’s own hair, especially by delirious patients. Also called trichologia.
See also: Hair
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trichotillomania - an irresistible urge to pull out your own hairtrichotillomania - an irresistible urge to pull out your own hair
cacoethes, mania, passion - an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
Translations

trichotillomania

n tricotilomanía, compulsión f a arrancarse el cabello
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Investigating healthcare providers" knowledge of trichotillomania and its treatment.
Of the proposed spectrum, odds ratios were nearly sixfold for trichotillomania, fourfold for BDD, nearly threefold for any tic disorder, and more than double for pathological skin picking.
Louise, from Stockport, Cheshire, said: "After suffering from trichotillomania for 17 years I had accepted I'd never have real eyelashes again.
Keywords: Trichotillomania, Behavioal Assessment,Behavior Treatment
Trichotillomania is an Impulse Control Disorder - similar to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - which is characterised by the repeated pulling out of one's own hair or eyelashes and sometimes eyebrows.
5 TOUCHING YOUR HAIR One of my biggest concerns when I realise a client is suffering from trichotillomania - the term describing urges to touch, twist or pull their own hair - is that the person concerned doesn't even realise they're doing it.
com)-- Although many probably haven't heard of it, chances are Trichotillomania (a hair pulling disorder) secretly affects a close friend, perhaps a relative.
Gone Tomorrow: How to Help Your Child Deal with Trichotillomania
Garner hypothesized that increasing serotonin activity in the brain might cure or reduce barbering and possibly trichotillomania.
For very severe tics causing self-injury, such as lip biting or trichotillomania, injection of botulinum toxin into a targeted muscle provides 3 months of benefit.
The pounds 3,500 procedure was done on this unidentified girl of 19 who for most of her life suffered trichotillomania - obsessive plucking or pulling out hair.
Louise Thomas, 19, of Stockport, Cheshire, had the four-hour operation because she has trichotillomania, the obsessive plucking or pulling out of hair.