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should i see a doctor for trichotillomania?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Of course: This is a nervous tic in some and a psychological problem in others which causes picking at the hair sometimes on the face around the eyes but sometimes on the scalp. It is disfiguring and represents a deeper seated problem which most likely will be handled by psychiatric consultation.
Answered on Apr 19, 2013
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