There is also a compulsive disorder called trichotillomania that is classed as one of the most common causes of hair loss. It is hard to determine how prevalent Trichotillomania actually is.
Trichotillomania is the name given to compulsive hair pulling, which is often triggered by stress or depression. It is particularly common in teenagers, and can result in bald patches on the scalp, or missing eyebrow, eyelash or body hair.
Trichotillomania is an impulse-control disorder, a psychological condition in which a person is unable to stop themselves from carrying out a particular action. Which in the case of Trichotillomania is pulling out the hair.
Patients will experience an intense urge to pull their hair out and the tension will grow until they act upon the urge. After pulling the hair out, the patient will feel relief.
The condition can cause a patient negative feelings including guilt. The condition can also leave the person feeling embarrassed or ashamed about pulling their hair out, and may lead to them denying the condition.
Trichotillomania can result in patients having low self esteem and often sufferers find it difficult to seek help to treat such causes of hair loss.
The condition is often linked with anxiety, and sufferers are often inclined to discontinue hair pulling when taken away from a stressful environment.
It is advised to seek help from your GP in order to help you stop pulling your hair out, which if early on can lead to your hair growing back.
For more severe cases, there are treatments available to restore the hair, which should only be taken under the advice of a professional consultant.
If you feel that you need treatment to help restore your hair, please contact us for a free no obligation consultation where we will be able to advise you on the best treatment for your condition.