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.

Symptoms of Trichotillomania

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.

Causes of Trichotillomania

The exact cause of trichotillomania is not so clear, but there may be

Some disorders

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.

Diagnosis of Trichotillomania

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

Prevention of Trichotillomania

  • Have a positive attitude & keep yourself away from stress
  • Do yoga & Pranayama, Meditation regularly
  • Brush your hair instead of pulling
  • Be patient with yourself
  • Spend less time in the areas of your house that you pull in
  • Get enough sleep
  • Understand that this disorder is a form of self-harm
  • Stay in groups, don’t be alone

Homeopathic Treatment

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

Dr Aditis Treatment for Trichotillomania

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.

What We do for Trichotillomania

    • Case history of patient to be taken
    • Computerized scalp checkup to be done
    • Homeopathic medicine to be given after knowing the severity of illness. The homeopathic medicines selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis,
      which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc.
    • We provides Homeopathic oils that gives nutrition to hair roots
    • We provides Homeopathic Shampoos
      That Calms the Itch,
      Reduces Redness
      Relieves Irritation
      Controls Oiliness
      Removes Flakes
      keeps hair beautiful ,strong, shiny and looking great!
    • We provides Hair Nourishment Pack that
      Reduces the Itch
      Helps to clean scalp
      Nourishes hair roots
      It is hair volume booster pack
      Helps to control hair loss
      Reduce & get rid of dandruff
    • We offer Stress Management Therapy that can help to reduce stress & make patients to feel more confident & positive.

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