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Trichotillomania


Synonyms of Trichotillomania
  • Hair-Pulling Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Trichotillomania is an impulse control disorder characterized by an overwhelming urge to pull out one's own hair, often resulting in patches of baldness. The hair on the scalp is most often affected. The eyelashes, eyebrows, and beard are also affected often. In some cases, affected individuals chew and/or swallow (ingest) the hair they have pulled out (trichophagy). The exact cause of trichotillomania is unknown.
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    Organizations related to Trichotillomania
    • Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
      1101 King Street
      Alexandria VA 22314
      Phone #: 703-684-7710
      800 #: --
      e-mail: ffcmh@ffcmh.org
      Home page: http://www.ffcmh.org
    • Locks of Love
      234 Southern Blvd.
      West Palm Beach FL 33405
      Phone #: 561-833-7332
      800 #: 888-896-1588
      e-mail: info@locksoflove.org
      Home page: http://www.locksoflove.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
      6001 Executive Blvd
      Rockville MD 20892-9663
      Phone #: 301-443-4513
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nimhinfo@nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
    • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
      Colonial Place Three
      Arlington VA 22201-3042
      Phone #: 703-524-7600
      800 #: 800-999-6264
      e-mail: membership@nami.org
      Home page: http://www.nami.org
    • National Mental Health Association
      2001 North Beauregard Street
      Alexandria VA 22311
      Phone #: 703-684-7722
      800 #: 800-969-6642
      e-mail: infoctr@nmha.org
      Home page: http://www.nmha.org
    • National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
      1211 Chestnut Street
      Philadelphia PA 19107-6312
      Phone #: 215-751-1810
      800 #: 800-553-4539
      e-mail: info@mhselfhelp.org
      Home page: http://www.mhselfhelp.org
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, Inc.
      PO Box 9573
      New Haven CT 06535
      Phone #: 203-401-2070
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@ocfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.ocfoundation.org
    • Trichotillomania Learning Center
      303 Potrero St
      Santa Cruz CA 95060
      Phone #: 831-457-1004
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@trich.org
      Home page: http://www.trich.org/home/default.asp



    For a Complete Report

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