Trichotillomania

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Medical Definition of Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania: Compulsive hair pulling. An impulse control disorder characterized by the repeated urge to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, or other body hair. Treatment may include cognitive-behavior therapy and medications.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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