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how can someone tell me about trichotillomania?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Hair pulling: This is a psychogenic disorder a little worse than just a bad habit, in which hairs are plucked from various parts of the body. Since the eyelashes and eyebrows are so ready available, they are common sites of hair removal in this disorder. It requires some psychological counseling and occasional pharmacologic support to cause it to stop.
Answered on Mar 29, 2012

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