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can there be any ways of treating trichotillomania?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes.: 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 on Mar 29, 2014

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