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Can't Stop Pulling Hair

 by Bennett Gordon

Tags: trichotillomania, compulsive hair pulling, Psychology Today,

Some six million Americans suffer from the urge to pull out their own hair, an affliction known as trichotillomania. Those afflicted are often unable to stop plucking out their own eyebrows or tugging the hair out of their scalp, sometimes creating bare patches of skin on their head or face. Writing for Psychology Today, Jennifer Raikes describes her struggles with trichotillomania, partly stemming from a lack of information surrounding the disease. She directs people to the Trichotillomania Learning Center to learn more.