Why Are You Pulling Out Your Hair?

What is Trichotillomania? 1 of 8

Trichotillomania is a strange medical condition that involves an obsession with pulling out your own hair. This is not limited to the hair on top of your head, as it could include eyebrows, eyelashes, or pubic hair. This psychological disorder likely affects millions of people around the world, and over 200,000 in the United States alone. Compulsive hair pulling symptoms usually manifest during the adolescent years, but it can start when a child is just one year old!