Trichotillomania, or chronic hairpulling, is a common condition that affects primarily women. The disorder can cause significant psychosocial impairment and is associated with elevated rates of psychiatric comorbidity. In this article, the phenomenology, etiology, assessment, and treatment of the disorder are discussed.
- Body-focused repetitive behaviors
- Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health