Trichotillomania is characterized by recurrent pulling out of one's hair resulting in noticeable hair loss. The individual typically experiences an increasing sense of tension immediately before pulling out the hair or when attempting to resist the behavior, and he or she may experience pleasure, gratification, or relief when pulling out the hair. Hair pulling may occur in states of relaxation and distraction (e.g., when reading a book, driving, or watching television), but may also occur during stressful circumstances.
Common sites of hair pulling may include the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, pubic region, or any other region of the body in which hair may grow.
Providing Evidence-Based Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Tourette's Disorder/Tics, Trichotillomania, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Hoarding, Skin Picking/Excoriation Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and Phobias. Boca Raton office is easily accessible from Palm Beach County & South Florida (Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Lighthouse Point, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami).