8 doctors weighed in:

Trichotillomania! is that twirling your hair?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: And then some....

Trichotillomania as an impulse control disorder. It involves repeated urges to pull or twist the hair until it breaks off.

In brief: And then some....

Trichotillomania as an impulse control disorder. It involves repeated urges to pull or twist the hair until it breaks off.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Thank
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Trichotillomania

Derived from the greek words: trich = hair till = to pull mania = madness.

In brief: Trichotillomania

Derived from the greek words: trich = hair till = to pull mania = madness.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
Thank
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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/.

In brief: 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/.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
95K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available