Trichotillomania is a condition where a person feels compelled to pull their hair out. Trichotillomania can cause negative feelings, such as guilt. The person may also feel embarrassed or ashamed about pulling their hair out, and may try to deny it or cover it up. Sometimes trichotillomania can make the person feel unattractive and can lead to low self-esteem. In particular, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that may be recommended.
Basically, this means replacing a bad habit with something else that's not harmful. With this approach, people with trichotillomania first learn to identify when and where they have the urge to pull hair. They also learn to relax and do something else, that doesn't hurt them, as a way to help ease tension when they feel the urge to pull their hair. Trichoscopic Findings of Hair Loss in Argentina.Trichobezoar Causing Airway Compromise during Esophagogastroduodenoscopy.Defining treatment response in trichotillomania: a signal detection analysis.Obsessive-compulsive disorder in dermatology.