A 17-year-old female asked:
Used to pull out hair as a kid but also had alopecia so hard to tell how much hair was pulled. now obsessed with tweezing leg hair. trichotillomania?
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Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Variant of OCD: Trichotillomania is a variant of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). The object of the compulsion may vary over time. OCD patients may benefit from medication and psychotherapy. Few can cure themselves.
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Last updated May 27, 2014
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