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Understanding the Condition Called Trichotillomania

The disorder causing someone to pull their own hair out from their scalp and other body areas is called trichotillomania. Research shows it affects around 4 percent of the world’s population. Men are less likely to be affected. In fact, women are at risk of being diagnosed with it up to four times more than men. Signs of trichotillomania for the most part start in early youth or puberty and frequently remain until you seek treatment. What Causes Trichotillomania?

Researchers have yet to figure out the cause of trichotillomania, however there are many factors that come into play with this condition. Some specialists believe that hair pulling is used as a temporary stress reliever. Others feel that it could be hereditary, hormonal, or mixed up cerebral chemical messages might be at fault.

What are some of the Complications?

Trichotillomania can lead to complete hair loss, which can prompt low self-esteem. Many women who suffer from trich stay away from situations where their bare patches could be seen, for example, going swimming or going to get their hair done. They may likewise change their haircut or wear hairpieces, wigs or false eyelashes to mask their lost hair. This disorder can be so frustrating that some women turn to drinking or smoking in order to cope. 

Who Suffers from Trichotillomania?

Anyone can be inflicted with this disorder. Even some A-list celebrities struggle with trich. Olivia Munn has made it public that she pulls out her eyelashes and she relies on false eyelashes in order to continue her acting career. Megan Fox has also been very candid with her struggle with trichotillomania. OCD is another disorder that Fox suffers from which intensifies her need to pull hair.

Anyone who struggles with trichotillomania should consult a physician and therapist in order to properly manage their symptoms. If you are experiencing hair loss due to this condition New-U Hair Replacement can help. We specialize in custom wigs made from 100% human hair and we will find the best hair replacement solution for you. To schedule a free hair and scalp analysis contact New-U Hair Replacement Specialists today!