Articles Tagged: OCD

I think I have trichotillomania. When I was 12 years old, I started pulling my hair out of my head to the point where I developed a bald spot. My parents are both doctors, but I don’t think they know what trichotillomania is because they’ve noticed, but haven’t really done anything to help me. I am really insecure about it…help!

Glad you wrote us about this problem because it happens to lots of other youth who may have similar questions. Trichotillomania (trik-o-till-o-MAY-nee-uh) (TTM), also called the “hair pulling disorder,” is … read more

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Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania sounds like a made-up word but is a very real condition that involves an uncontrollable urge to pull one’s hair out. People who have this disorder often feel embarrassed … read more

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