Trichotillomania. Presentation, etiology, diagnosis and therapy.

  title={Trichotillomania. Presentation, etiology, diagnosis and therapy.},
  author={Kelda Harris Walsh and Christopher J. McDougle},
  journal={American journal of clinical dermatology},
  volume={2 5},
Trichotillomania (TTM) is an impulse disorder, in which patients chronically pull hair from the scalp and/or other sites. Very early onset of hair pulling in children under the age of 6 may be more benign and self-limiting than the more common syndrome of late childhood onset hair pulling. While far more women and adolescent girls appear for treatment, survey studies suggest chronic hair pulling also occurs in males. Diagnosis may be complicated by patient and family denial or ignorance of the… CONTINUE READING
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