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CASE REPORT: Trichotillomania

Abdulghani Mohamed Ali, Department of Medicine, Tikrit University College of Medicine, Tikrit, Iraq. Address correspondence: Prof. Abdulghani Alsamarai, College of Medicine, Tikrit University, P O Box 45, Alyarmook ST, Tikrit, Iraq.

Journal Title:Aalborg Academy Journal of Medical Sciences

Trichotillomania is an anxiety disorder characterized by persistent and excessive pulling of one's own hair, resulting in a noticeable hair loss. The understanding about the disorder is still not very clear. Hair pulling can occur on any part of the body where hair grows. The most common area of hair pulling is the scalp, followed less commonly by the eyebrows, eyelashes, and pubic region. Here I report a case of Trichotillomania in a 16 years old girl. Key Words: Trichotillomania, Hair loss, Anxiety.