What is trichotillomania?
Trichotillomania is an impulse control disorder in which a person pulls out one’s own hair. This act of hair pulling may happen on any part of the body which has hair but, it is more common in the areas of scalp, eyebrows, eyelids, beard, and mustache. It is a chronic condition that occurs recurrently on and off in the absence of appropriate medical intervention. It mostly starts in the adolescent age and is usually accompanied by emotions such as anxiety, boredom, OCD and a type of self-harm. Hair pulling from the scalp results in patchy bald spots leading to emotional distress.
Signs and Symptoms:
- Recurrent pulling of one’s own hair
- A sense of tension before pulling out hair or when resisting
- A sense of pleasure when pulling out the hair
- Biting, chewing of pulled hair
Why choose Homeopathy?
The conventional treatment method uses anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications that have severe side effects when used for a long time. Also, the symptoms recur when the medication is stopped. To avoid such issues, one can approach the holistic treatment method offered in homeopathy that treats the physical and emotional aspects of the patient.