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Can there be any ways of treating trichotillomania?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

Trichotillomania is a nervous habit of pulling ones hair off most in the scalp but sometimes in the arms as well. It is a symptom of a condition called obsessive-compulsive disorder. There are many antidepressants that are approved for this condition. A psychiatrist can help you with this plus cognitive behavioral therapy.

Answered Mar 29, 2014

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