Hair Disorder Caused By Trichotillomania
Trichotillomania is a disorder prevalent in individuals, which makes them unable to control
the pulling of their hair from any part of the body. Trichotillomania can be classified into two types namely the
DSM-IV and the impulse control disorder. The individuals suffering from this infection are prone to having bald
spots over their head and try to pull out the hairs in the eyebrows, eyelashes and public areas. People affected
with Tricholtillomania generally cover their disease affected areas with wigs, caps, eyebrow pencil and style their
hair to cover the defect.
The signs and symptoms associated with Trichotillomania are involuntary pulling out of the hair from the scalp.
These symptoms are found to be caused by high degrees of stress with others, which permits them to pull the hair of
others, unknowingly. Some of the other signs related with Trichotillomania are biting of fingernails; compulsory
picking of the skin and these symptoms promotes them to a mental disorder state. People affected with the disease
pull out the hair and eat, chew the roots of the hair and this is stated as the severe symptom which leads to
death. Physical disorders arising of stereotypic movement and repetitive movements are the common symptoms that
occur on the existence of the disease.
Trichotillomania is considered as a compulsive behavior and the causes for the disease have not yet been
determined by the doctors. Due to the existence of OCD and Trichotillomania it promotes the individuals to arise an
effort and this leads to the urge of pulling the hair. It has also been stated that Trichotillomania is also caused
due the existence of imbalance chemicals in the brain and this process promotes the compulsive behavior in the
Trichotillomania is usually found present in all age groups and it is commonly found between the age group
arising from 9 to 13 years. Both male and females are prone to the attack of the disease and it mostly appears in
the preadolescents’ age of the people. Females have the more percentage of risk of the attack of the disease and it
is also considered as a genetic factor.
Treatment for Trichotillomania is the habitual reverse training program and this helps in the relief from the
compulsive behavior. The training offered by the doctors prescribes certain medications and teach the individuals
in redirecting their mind from the behavior. A record keeping component helps in the rectification of the disease
to a certain considerable extent. Treatment of selective serotonin inhibitors and clomirpramine treatment helps in
the improvement of Trichotillomania. The usage of fluoxetine medication has reduced the extent of compulsive
behavior from the patients.
Trichotillomania can be prevented with the help of talk therapy from the experts and it specially needs the
guidance of the medical experts. Medication and therapies can help in the minimization of the disease. The guidance
of therapists helps in providing the desired self confidence and motivation to overcome Trichotillomania.
Prescription of medications by the doctors for the brain disorder helps in the patients in controlling the urge
toward pulling of the hair.