What Is Traumatic Pulling? Traumatic pulling is a mental disorder known as trichotillomania. People who have trichotillomania experience an irresistible urge to pull their hair. They usually pull out the hair from their scalps, but some also pull hair from their eyebrows or other areas.

This hair-pulling can usually leave bald spots around the scalp, leading the person to feel worse about themselves. Some people can manage this mental condition more quickly than others. However, the urge to pull out hair is quite overwhelming in others. 

Symptoms of Trichotillomania

There are many symptoms and signs of trichotillomania. These symptoms include:

  • Repeatedly pulling out hair from various parts of the body
  • Feeling pleasure or relief after pulling hair
  • Feeling tension when you resist the urge of pulling
  • Hair loss, patchy bald spots
  • Biting, chewing or eating hair

People with trichotillomania tend to chew their lips, pick their skin or bite their nails. They might do this intentionally or automatically. Some people consciously pull their hair to relieve themselves while others do it without realizing it.

The Reason Behind Why People Pull Their Hair Out

Trichotillomania is often related to the emotions that the person is experiencing. Many people pull their hair as a coping mechanism to emotions such as anxiety, stress, frustration, anger or boredom. Hair-pulling can relieve them from such emotions.

Hair-pulling is a chronic disorder. It can last for long periods. It can last for years in some cases if not treated. Trichotillomania is a mental disorder. We urge you to seek professional help if you can’t stop pulling your hair.

The causes of this condition haven’t been established yet. But researches estimate that genetic and environmental factors cause it. Also, studies suggest that excessive stress can trigger trichotillomania.

Complications Associated with Trichotillomania

Researches indicate that people with trichotillomania also have depression, anxiety, and low confidence problems. All these conditions combined can lead to social discomfort. This can affect a person’s professional life, as well.

Hair-pulling also damages the person’s hair and scalp. It can even lead to infections. If you have trichotillomania, you should consult your doctor without losing any time. Not seeking treatment could lead to irreversible psychological and physical damages.

If you are already getting professional help but looking for a cosmetic treatment to recover completely, hair transplants might be what you seek. Thanks to the advancements in hair transplantation technologies, patients can now have the hair they desire.

With the implementations of the FUE and the DHI methods, surgeons are now able to transplant hair into tight spaces. This provides patients with natural-looking results. Contact us if you seek more information about hair transplantation procedures.

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