Posts Tagged: Trichotillomania

The Social Cost of Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania—“trich” for short—is a hair-pulling disorder which is believed by researchers to have neurodevelopmental roots. It falls under the umbrella of obsessive-compulsive disorders in the DSM-5, and is an example of a “body-focused repetitive behavior,” or BFRB. BFRBs include trich, excoriation (skin picking disorder), nail biting, and other behaviors like chewing on skin on the… Read more »