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Symptoms of Trichotillomania?

Physical symptoms:
  • Hair-loss, irregular patches varying from non perceivable to complete baldness of the affected area
  • Blunt tipped-hairs of different lengths
  • Eye infections in eyelash pullers
  • Sores on the scalp
  • Ingrown hairs
  • Ingestion of the hair can result in the formation of hairballs and lead to gastrointestinal or other medical problems
Emotional symptoms:

Also usually affected are:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Shyness or anxiety about getting close to people
  • Avoiding activities like swimming and running
  • Difficulty expressing emotions like anger
  • Obsession with appearance
  • Unwillingness to be seen without make-up or having spent a lot of time styling hair to cover signs
  • Reluctance to visit hairdressers
Related Disorders:

Trichotillomania occasionally co-exist with other problems, such as: