Trichotillomania

Common Name(s)

Trichotillomania, Hair-pulling syndrome

Trichotillomania (TTM) is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by chronic, repetitive, or compulsive hair pulling resulting in noticeable hair loss. The activity causes distress to the individual and often interferes with functioning. Affected individuals may develop physical complications and often have overlapping psychologic disorders, such as Tourette syndrome (GTS; {137580}) or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD; {164230}) (review by {4:Novak et al., 2009}).
 

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International OCD Foundation

Founded by a group of people with OCD in 1986, the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is an international not-for-profit organization made up of people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders, as well as their families, friends, professionals and others. The mission and goals of the IOCDF are to: Educate the public and professionals about OCD in order to raise awareness and improve the quality of treatment provided; Support research into the cause of, and effective treatments for, OCD and related disorders; Improve access to resources for those with OCD and their fam

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Trichotillomania Learning Center

The Trichotillomania Learning Center’s mission is to end the suffering caused by hair pulling disorder, skin picking disorder, and related body-focused repetitive behaviors.

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Trichotillomania" for support, advocacy or research.

International OCD Foundation

Founded by a group of people with OCD in 1986, the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is an international not-for-profit organization made up of people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders, as well as their families, friends, professionals and others. The mission and goals of the IOCDF are to: Educate the public and professionals about OCD in order to raise awareness and improve the quality of treatment provided; Support research into the cause of, and effective treatments for, OCD and related disorders; Improve access to resources for those with OCD and their fam

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Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Trichotillomania Learning Center

The Trichotillomania Learning Center’s mission is to end the suffering caused by hair pulling disorder, skin picking disorder, and related body-focused repetitive behaviors.

http://www.trich.org

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Trichotillomania" returned 24 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Age and gender correlates of pulling in pediatric trichotillomania.
 

Author(s): Kaitlyn E Panza, Christopher Pittenger, Michael H Bloch

Journal: J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Mar;52(3):241-9.

 

Our goals were to examine clinical characteristics and age and gender correlates in pediatric trichotillomania.

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2013

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N-Acetylcysteine in the treatment of pediatric trichotillomania: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled add-on trial.
 

Author(s): Michael H Bloch, Kaitlyn E Panza, Jon E Grant, Christopher Pittenger, James F Leckman

Journal: J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Mar;52(3):231-40.

 

To examine the efficacy of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for the treatment of pediatric trichotillomania (TTM) in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, add-on study.

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2013

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[Severe trichotillomania associated with obsessive ideation].
 

Author(s): Souad Rharrabti, Rachid Aalouane

Journal: Pan Afr Med J. 2012 ;13():81.

 

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2013

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The terms "Trichotillomania" returned 8 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The genetic factors influencing the development of trichotillomania.
 

Author(s): Koushik Chattopadhyay, Koushik Chatterjee

Journal: J. Genet.. 2012 Aug;91(2):259-62.

 

Trichotillomania (TTM), an obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder (OCSD), is a psychiatric condition characterized by repetitive hair pulling. Evidence from family and twin studies suggest a heritable link of TTM. Functional polymorphisms in genes involved in neuronal pathways might ...

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2012

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Pediatric trichotillomania.
 

Author(s): J P Harrison, M E Franklin

Journal: Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2012 Jun;14(3):188-96.

 

Trichotillomania (TTM) is an impulse control disorder characterized by chronic hair-pulling, distress, and impairment. Although the negative effects of TTM are documented and often readily evident, there remains a paucity of psychopathology and treatment research on this disorder, ...

Last Updated: 7 May 2012

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Trichotillomania and its treatment: a review and recommendations.
 

Author(s): Martin E Franklin, Kathryn Zagrabbe, Kristin L Benavides

Journal: Expert Rev Neurother. 2011 Aug;11(8):1165-74.

 

Trichotillomania (TTM) is characterized as an impulse control disorder in which individuals fail to resist urges to pull out their own hair, and is associated with significant functional impairment and psychiatric comorbidity across the developmental spectrum. Onset in childhood or ...

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2011

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Inositol in Trichotillomania
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Trichotillomania; Hair Pulling

 

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2014

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Efficacy of COMB (Comprehensive Behavioral) Model of Treatment of Trichotillomania
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Trichotillomania; Hair-Pulling Disorder

 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2013

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Methylphenidate in ADHD With Trichotillomania
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: ADHD; Trichotillomania

 

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2007

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