Also called hair-pulling disorder, a compulsion to pull out one’s own hair. It is a mental disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body, despite trying to stop.
In this psychiatric condition, Patient has uncontrollable desire to pull out his
own body hair.Hair pulling may occur either when the individual relaxed or under stress.
Patients usually pull their hairs while Watching TV, lying in bed, or talking on the phone It is self-induced and recurrent loss of hair. This insidious condition associated with feelings of depression, shame, anxiety and disgust.
This is the most common cause of hair loss in children.The person with trichotillomania will have Bald spots on the head or missing eyelashes or eyebrows. For many people with trichotillomania, hair pulling is a way of dealing with negative or uncomfortable feelings, such as stress, anxiety, tension, boredom, loneliness, fatigue or frustration.
The person with the trichotillomania may not always be aware of this. It may be a reflection of emotional or psychological distress
Repeatedly pulling your hair out, typically from your scalp, eyebrows or eyelashes, but sometimes from other body areas, and sites may vary over time
Noticeable hair loss seen such as shortened hair or thinned or bald areas on the scalp or all over the body
Trichotillomania can cause negative feelings, such as guilt. You may feel embarrassed or ashamed about pulling your hair out, It can also make you feel unattractive and also lead to low self-esteem.
When patient try to pulling or before pulling of hair, tension level has been increased.
Most people with trichotillomania pull out hair from from other areas, like eyebrows, eyelashes, chest,underarm area, face, such as a beard or moustache
After pulling their hair out, they feel a sense of relief.
Some people with trichotillomania chew and swallow the hair they pull out. This is known as trichophagia.
The exact cause of trichotillomania is not so clear, but there may be
People who have trichotillomania may also have other disorders, such as depression, anxiety
Severely stressful situations are the main risk factor of this condition
Mental health problem
Trichotillomania may be a reflection of a mental health problem. Psychological and behavioral theories suggest a person may pull their hair out to relieving stress, depression and anxiety
Trichotillomania may be a type of self-harm, where a person tries to injure themselves to get temporary relief from emotional distress.
On scalp Examination there is there are multiple, broken off hairs in irregular patches seen
Trichotillomania can be identifying any physical or mental health problems that may be associated with hair pulling disorder
Recurrent pulling of one’s hair leading to noticeable hair loss, an increasing sense of tension immediately before pulling out the hair
Homeopathic medicines are mind and body medicines and as trichotillomania is psychosomatic ailment which affects both mind and body, thus, the holistic approach of homeopathy proves to be most effective system of medicine for the treatment of psychosomatic disorders
We at Dr Aditi’s Clinic provide homeopathic treatment for all types of hair loss. Homeopathic treatment based on research studies.
Our goal is to give best possible results to our each & every patients without any side effects.
Along with treatment, we provide some special diet tips for every patient
Once it is treated with right homoeopathy medicine, all the lost hair can come back & the chances of the problem occurring again are also highly reduced