Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder)
Does your child or adolescent engage in compulsive hair pulling from a part of his or her body (e.g., scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic area), resulting in hair loss? Has he or she tried to decrease or stop the behavior, but with limited success? Don’t blame yourselves; trichotillomania is a neurological disorder, and there may be a genetic predisposition. Around 2–4% of the population has trichotillomania. For some, hair pulling begins or increases during times of increased stress.
Treatment for children and adolescents with trichotillomania:
Dr. Braunstein offers supportive, evidence-based therapy for children and adolescents with trichotillomania, tailored to their specific needs and preferences. Contact Dr. Braunstein to schedule an initial visit at her office in Center City Philadelphia.
Helpful external resources for trichotillomania: