What is trichotillomania?

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Trichotillomania – also known as compulsive hair-pulling – is a condition that causes the sufferer and intense desire to pull out their hair, whether it be the hairs on their head, eyebrows, eyelashes, or any other parts of the body. It is more commonly found in teenagers and young adults, particularly females, but anyone can […]

Trichotillomania Awareness Week

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This week marks the return of Trichotillomania Awareness Week – but what exactly is trichotillomania? Trichotillomania – also referred to as TTM or ‘trich’ – is a habitual psychological disorder which causes people to pull out their own hair. This can be from the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, chest, legs or other body parts, resulting in […]

Is Surgery The Solution For Trichotillomania Sufferers?

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As National No Pulling Week launches this week, the Farjo Medical Centre is calling for surgeons to better educate themselves, to avoid unnecessary hair transplants being performed on vulnerable trichotillomania sufferers. Trichotillomania is defined as ‘hair loss from a patient’s repetitive self-pulling of hair’. It is characterised by the repeated urge to pull out scalp […]