trichotillomania

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an irresistible urge to pull out your own hair

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Hair pulling becomes a compulsive response, with many saying they're barely even aware that they're doing it at first.
In some cases of trichotillomania, there is an apparent etiological role for stress; hair pulling can be seen as a soothing behavior that is driven by rising tension.
If your child claims that everything is fine, you may want to take her to a therapist to help uncover why the hair pulling is occurring.
He parachuted over the Seine on his 84th birthday; he nearly won a Senate seat in Florida in 1940; he had an obscenity conviction commuted by President Taft; and had the Federal Trade Commission order him to stop selling his book promoting hair growth through hair pulling.
Other causes include fungal infections, which can be treated with shampoo, and hair being pulled tightly in bunches, or trichotillomania, which is a hair pulling habit.
The main features of the disorder include recurrent hair pulling with noticeable hair loss or thinning; tension or uncomfortable feelings (for example, itch or urge) prior to pulling; and some sense of pleasure, gratification, or relief as a result of the pulling.
Footsteps and bangs, vibrations through the floor and sensations of gentle touching and hair pulling are some of the experiences of those who believe the hall to be haunted.
Even if this administrator reveres stereotypical "master" teachers who exact conformity through shrill denunciations, hair pulling, exorcisms and wanton acts of wet-noodle flagellation?
The hair pulling behavior is reinforced through classical and operant conditioning that culminates in an individual reverting to hair pulling as a technique used to reduce tension (Diefenbach et al.
It's important to be clear the hair loss isn't caused by any other medical or dermatological condition and that the hair pulling behaviour cannot be accounted for by another mental disorder.
If hair pulling begins before age 8, the disorder is generally self-limited (4).
Through interviews and some great archival footage, we learn about rowdy, hateful fans (chicken wire was needed to separate the ladies from the paying customers), lecherous promoters and all the hair pulling, eye gouging and slapping that went on inside the ring.
At this stage, we explore the unique aspects of the patient's life that could be a direct cause of the hair pulling.
There was some serious hair pulling when Ricky Martin's band failed to turn up to pre- record a performance of his new single She Bangs yesterday.
When the relationship started going wrong, my hair pulling got worse," says Janet.