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					People with Trichotillomania pull hair out at the root from places like the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes or pubic area. There are cases that are so�severe which leave these people with bald patches on the scalp or eyebrows. It may be hard to understand why someone would pull their own hair or eyelashes out-or why they wouldn�t just stop. But trichotillomania isn�t just an ordinary habit that a person can easily stop. It�s a medical condition. It is very much like a compulsive disorder (OCD) . This means that people with the condition feel an overwhelming urge to pull their hair. People with trichotillomania also may have other compulsive habits, such as nail biting or skin picking. Some people with trichotillomania also have problems like depression, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Compulsive behaviors like trichotilllomania can sometimes run in families. People with ��trichotilllomania have a serious medical condition. Overcoming hair pulling urges may involve talk therapy, medication, or combination of both. The person learns ways to resist the urge so that it eventually grows weaker and then goes away. A therapist can also help�a person regain confidence and self-esteem.


				
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