Understanding Trichotillomania

Have you ever felt like pulling out your hair? Most of us have experienced the emotion behind that saying. For those who suffer from trichotillomania, though, the urge to pull out hair isn’t just a funny quip. It’s a very real struggle that affects many aspects of their lives. Suffering from this disorder—or knowing someone […]

What Is Trichotillomania?


Hair loss happens for many reasons, but trichotillomania is one of the very few self-induced forms of alopecia. This means that the person experiencing trichotillomania, or trich, causes their own hair loss via pulling or otherwise damaging their hair. Let’s look at what trichotillomania is, what causes it, and who it affects. Trichotillomania Explained Trichotillomania […]

Trichotillomania: Why Stress In Your Life May Lead To Hair Loss

Do you have irresistible urges to pull out your hair? Do you have so much stress in your life that the only solution is to do so, contributing to hair loss? If you do, you may have trichotillomania.  About 5 to 10 million people in the United States suffer from trichotillomania (about 3.5%), as do 1 […]