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trichotillomania! is that twirling your hair?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
And then some....: Trichotillomania as an impulse control disorder. It involves repeated urges to pull or twist the hair until it breaks off.
Answered on Mar 2, 2013
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Trichotillomania: Derived from the greek words: trich = hair till = to pull mania = madness.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Not exactly: Trichitillomania is technically the compulsive desire to pull your hair out -- not just twirling it. Twirling or twisting hair is a body focused repetitive disorder, and can be treated through behavioral therapies such as stimulus control and habit reversal. For more info: http://tinyurl.Com/nyghsla experienced therapists can be found through http://www.Trich.Org/.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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