There is an illness that drives people to pull hairs from their own bodies!

29 septembre 2014 | Dans Biology, Science, Society
There is an illness that drives people to pull hairs from their own bodies!

Trichotillomania falls into the category of habit and impulse disorders. In fact, it is an obsessive disorder characterized by a compelling need to pull hairs off your body, sometimes to the extent that hairs are totally removed, which can engender a significant distress and a social isolation as well as serious physical damages.

For some people, trichotillomania may be manageable. For others, the compulsion to pull hair is unrelenting. However, antidepressants and cognitive-behavioral therapy can help ameliorate the situation and lessen the trouble.

 

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