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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Summary: Trichotillomania and excoriation are two of several disorders collectively known as body-focused repetitive behaviours
Alterations in glutamate signaling within brain regions implicated in urge control and executive function have been proposed to contribute to the underlying pathology of trichotillomania, as well as other obsessive-compulsive and addictive disorders, and other CNS conditions.
Darren's snoring is so bad that he and Lisa rarely sleep in the same bed and Kirsty has trichotillomania, a condition that compels her to pull her hair out.
This study explored the relationships between multidimensional perfectionism (adaptive and maladaptive), shame (characterological, behavioral, and bodily), and trichotillomania (TTM) symptom severity in a nonclinical sample of 284 college students and a clinical sample of 125 individuals with TTM.
Psychiatric disorders such as trichotillomania (an irresistible urge to remove and swallow one's own hair) are frequently the underlying reason in patients without a history of gastric surgery.
They discuss developmental considerations for evidence-based practices for youth and evidence-based assessment and case formulation, then specific disorders: depression and suicidality, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, phobias, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, disruptive behavior disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and tic disorders and trichotillomania.
For example, she tells how the disorder, trichotillomania, forced her to find ways to disguise her lack of eyelashes and eyebrows in high school.
Since Meyer was ten-years-old, she's had trichotillomania (TTM), a compulsive hair-pulling disorder that's caused her stress, thinning hair, and several bald spots.
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.