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I enjoy plucking my eyebrows and pulling out unwanted hair, but can this lead to trichotillomania?
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
10 doctors agree
In brief: If it is obsessive
Cosmetics is one thing, but obsessive behavior to deal with anxiety and stress is another. You may not think that your plucking is a problem, but be open-minded to others if they suggest that the habit appears to be excessive.

In brief: If it is obsessive
Cosmetics is one thing, but obsessive behavior to deal with anxiety and stress is another. You may not think that your plucking is a problem, but be open-minded to others if they suggest that the habit appears to be excessive.
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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5 doctors agree
In brief: Is it too much?
If this is just a necessity helping to look good, then no problem. If you plucked your eyebrows too much, or there are bald spots on your head as a result of pulled hair, than you need to see a doctor. You mentioned pleasure.
.. Is this really an urge?Again, the best way to find out is to seek professional advice.

In brief: Is it too much?
If this is just a necessity helping to look good, then no problem. If you plucked your eyebrows too much, or there are bald spots on your head as a result of pulled hair, than you need to see a doctor. You mentioned pleasure.
.. Is this really an urge?Again, the best way to find out is to seek professional advice.
Dr. Margarita Krasnova
Dr. Margarita Krasnova
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Where 2 Draw Line?
Chronic hair pulling - trichotillomania- is a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb).
"trich" can arise in response to (a) emotions - anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement; &/or (b) detecting some roughness/imperfection of hair/skin. Hair pulling can feel pleasurable & can serve to relieve tension. There are effective treatments. Learn about trich @ trich.Org. U might consider consulting an expert.

In brief: Where 2 Draw Line?
Chronic hair pulling - trichotillomania- is a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb).
"trich" can arise in response to (a) emotions - anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement; &/or (b) detecting some roughness/imperfection of hair/skin. Hair pulling can feel pleasurable & can serve to relieve tension. There are effective treatments. Learn about trich @ trich.Org. U might consider consulting an expert.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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