Trichotillomania consists of repetitive, uncontrollable pulling of one’s body hair. Most commonly, scalp hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows are pulled, although hair may be pulled from any location. In some cases, trichotillomania is related to an increased stress level at home or school, while for other children, it is simply a learned habit that has strengthened over time.
I suffer from this. Since August, I have pulled my hair out continuously. First, a bald spot in the top of my head, but it grew back after resisting urges to pick. Now, I am picking at the back of my head and I have a 2 in bald spot, but I wear a hat and mat my hair over to cover it. It is extremely embarassing and hard to deal with. Does anyone else suffer from this?