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Hair Twirling Autism
Could obsessive compulsive disorder (not including hair loss because of pulling hair out) cause hair loss?
Yes/NO: there is no link between OCD and hair loss. HOWEVER it is well established that hair loss is associated in some cases with increased stress level and OCD elevates baseline anxiety and stress. so indirectly untreated symptomatic OCD may be associated with increased baseline anxiety and hair loss ...Read more
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
Hair-Pulling Problem: Compulsive hair-pulling - trichotillomania- is a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb), like skin-picking & nail-biting."trich" arises in response to (a) emotions like anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement; & (b) detecting an irregularity on scalp. Hair-pulling can feel pleasurable & tends to relieve tension. It can feel frightening to imagine stopping! there are effective treatments. See trich.Org. ...Read more
Genetics...: Generally this type of hair condition is related to genetic predisposition and there is little to do about it. If nobody in your family history has ever had this problem, see a doctor. ...Read more
See an MD: Sounds like alopecia. You should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
Scaly skin, sparse pubic hair, patchy mustache, and underarm hair loss, generalized diffuse hair loss on scalp, slow hair growth, and normal tsh? How?
Female w/ piebaldism: blond forelock & recent forehead loss of pigment. No retardation/deafness-do my future kids have ^ risk of retardation/deafness?
The gene mutation : that causes hypopigmented hair & skin also causes deafness or Intellectual Disability in a small # of cases. Each of your children has a 50% risk of having Piebaldism. Unless your affected child's mutation differs from yours, his clinical signs will most likely be the same as yours. Ask your PCP or dermatologist for molecular genetic testing & referral to a geneticist for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Cap adgain, tab androanagen, halotop lotion, minkem-n 5% lotion, do these medicines help hair fall stoppage and regrowth in male patterned baldness?
Hair breakage at root. Kinky hair texture. No chemical treated hair for 3 years. Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft. Lives in NYC?
Hair brushing/growth: Not that I am aware. Talk with your doc, if thin brows, may be genetic or due to condition such as a thyroid problem. ...Read more
Normally, yes: Usually, they are good indicators of natural hair color. ...Read more
Is there a relationship between masturbation, androgenic alopecia, di-hydrotestosterone and hair falling out?
No: Plain and simple, no.Get a more detailed answer ›
My hair is frizzy, slightly thin, would applying hair protein(in hair salon) harm my scalp causing hair loss in the future?
Is it normal for a child's hair to fall when pulling hair bands out or someone pulling their hair?
Hair falling : Of course if the hair band is tight or the hair is pulled by force, the hair can fall off. Try to avoid tight rubber hair bands & don't allow any one to pull her hair. Good luck. ...Read more
Autistic spectrum 8yr old girl shows myclonic jerking upper body only while awake on video eeg. Same as stereotpyies, autistic stim or flapping?
Tics? If all the : Studies were normal, remember that 11% of children with ASD have tics. The latest studies show that kids with adhd who develop tics on the stimulants methylphenidate (concerta) ; amphetamines usually have an underlying tic disorder, so the meds unmask tics rather than induce them. Compulsions? Maybe, but usually not myoclonic. Adding Intuniv for adhd may reduce them, if they are complex tics. ...Read more
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