Are you unable to resist the temptation to pluck hair from your scalp, brows, or other parts of your body, despite your best efforts? Check if you have trichotillomania-related symptoms with this free test.
The following is a self-assessment and not a diagnostic test.
Trichotillomania: What You Need To Know
An individual with Trichotillomania (TTM) is prone to repetitively pulling out their hair, resulting in noticeable hair loss along with clinically noticeable academic, social, and/or occupational impairments.
The disorder is also known as “hair-pulling disorder” and involves repeatedly pulling out, twisting out, or breaking off hair for reasons other than cosmetic.
While the person is aware that the habit or urge can cause damage, he or she is unable to control it. Those with TTM may pull out hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, underarms, pubic area, chin, chest, or legs. They may pull out their hair intentionally or unconsciously.
Some people may have a mild condition that is manageable, while others may have a more debilitating condition. It is possible to completely reduce the urge to pull out your hair with some treatment options.
Trichotillomania is classified as an obsessive-compulsive disorder in the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The condition has no proven cure.
In spite of this, early treatment can greatly improve the prognosis. Learning and adopting stress management can also prove to be quite useful as stress triggers hair-pulling behaviour.
Trichotillomania Online Test Instructions
Trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder) is commonly associated with life experiences such as those outlined below. Read each question carefully, and indicate how many times you have faced the same or similar challenges in the past few months. Click here for the Trichotillomania Hair-pulling screening test.
(Credits: Mind help)
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