Trichotillosis is a body-focused repetitive behaviour that can result into hair loss from any part of the body. This is more common among in females as compared to men. This particular disorder creates a strong desire in an individual to pull out their hair irrespective of their body parts. it is a chronic disease that can continue for lifetime if not treated on time. The symptoms for trichotillosis include constant biting and chewing of pulled out hair, contentment after pulling out hair and patchy area of missing hair.
Apart from medically affecting a person, trichotillomania can affect a person both in physical and psychological way. For a few the problem could persists for weeks while others may experience this issues for years. The symptoms for trichotillosis include constant biting and chewing of pulled out hair, contentment after pulling out hair and patchy area of missing hair. Trichotillomania is slightly more likely if it runs in the family.
The risk of Trichotillomania you affect people if:
- You have a close relative or someone in the family already suffering from the Trichotillomania.
- You are suffering from immense negativity in life that could lead you to depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or loneliness.
- You are in your early teens around 9-13 years of age. Infants too can get affected, but there are chances that it might get cured on its own.