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can teen have trichotillomania and is it possible for his hair to grow back to its original fullness?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes and yes.: Anyone can have trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling), and the hair will grow back if you stop doing it before you scar the hair follicles beyond repair. A psychiatrist can help you with that. That doesn't mean you're "crazy" - this is not about "craziness" - it's about enlisting a specialist to help you figure out why you are pulling your hair so you can stop doing it.
Answered on Jun 2, 2018
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