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.]
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trichotillomania

Medicine. an abnormal desire to pull out one’s own hair, especially by delirious patients. Also called trichologia.
See also: Hair
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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
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Translations

trichotillomania

n tricotilomanía, compulsión f a arrancarse el cabello
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trichotillomania (the habit of twisting or pulling hair out),
Kaa has a disorder called 'trichotillomania,' an irresistible urge to pull hair out when anxious or stressed.
Currently, modern recognized classification classifies trichotillomania and neurotic excoriations as primary psychiatric disorders causing dermatological problems.
Promentis Pharmaceuticals Inc, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies for neuropsychiatric disorders, announced yesterday that it has started a Phase two study of its lead compound, SXC-2023, intended for the treatment of moderate to severe trichotillomania in adults.
Trichotillomania, or hair-pulling disorder, is classified as an obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder.
Trichotillomania is a psychiatric disorder that repetitive hair pulling behavior leading to marked hair loss, severe, progressive and difficult to treat.
Idnani, who has a condition called trichotillomania that leads to the urge to pull out her own hair, said the company has benefited from Minnesota's startup community from the beginning, when the idea was first prototyped in 24 hours at a Twin Cities hackathon event.
Trichotillomania is believed to affect 10 million people in United States3.
An impulse control disorder "trichotillomania" affects males and females.
Trichotillomania (a compulsive desire to pull out one's own hair) was first described by Hallopeau in 1889, while the first case of trichobezoar was described by Baudamant in 1779.