Psychosocial issues for women with trichotillomania.

  title={Psychosocial issues for women with trichotillomania.},
  author={Josee Casati and Brenda B. Toner and Betty Yu},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  volume={41 5},
Trichotillomania, the compulsive urge to pull out one's hair, is a poorly studied chronic condition affecting 2 to 8 million people, 90% of whom are women. Significant gains have been made about the nature and clinical presentation of this disorder, and yet conceptualizations of trichotillomania remain inconsistent and controversial. Consequently, treatments for trichotillomania have proven to be largely ineffective. Anecdotal case studies have provided us with preliminary data about the impact… CONTINUE READING