Trichotillomania +/- trichobezoar: revisited.

@article{Sehgal2006TrichotillomaniaT,
  title={Trichotillomania +/- trichobezoar: revisited.},
  author={Virendra Nath Sehgal and Govind Srivastava},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={911-5}
}
Trichotillomania is an intriguing psychosomatic entity in which there is an irresistible desire to pull out the hair from the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows and other parts of the body. The process results in an instant release of tension, a sense of relief and security. However, non-scaring alopecia is its clinical presentation. The development of trichobezoar following ingestion of the pulled hair is its salient complication in a few cases. Subsequently, it may cause symptoms pertaining to the… CONTINUE READING