September 2019


What is Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder)?

Trichotillomania, human impulse behavioral problem,hair pulling disorder

You might ask, what is trichotillomania (pronounced (trick-o-till-o-may-nia)? It’s when someone has an uncontrollable or sometimes unconscious urge to pull their hair out at the root.  Some claim that they can control the action while others have an overpowering urge to pull out their hair.  This type of behaviour is not common and can interfere with their everyday life.  As it's not widely publicised, it can make victims feel lonely and, at times, confused. Every primate has a grooming instinct, and humans are no exception.  When a human (or any other primate) is emotionally disturbed, the grooming process goes into overdrive as a form