Trichotillomania is a type of impulse control disorder. People with these disorders know that they can do damage by acting on the impulses, but they cannot stop themselves. They may pull out their hair when they're stressed as a way to try to soothe themselves. People who have trichotillomania have an irresistible urge to pull out their hair, usually from their scalp, eyelashes, and eyebrows. The main treatment for trichotillomania is a type of behavior therapy called habit reversal training.
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.