Hair Pulling Disorder: What is it?
by Frances Robinson
What is Hair Pulling Disorder? Hair Pulling Disorder is also called: Trichotillomania, Tricholomania, Trich and TTM. Regardless of what the disorder is called, it is generally defined as a medical condition where a person has an impulsive and irresistible urge to pull out hair on the body in one or more places. People with this disorder know they are hurting themselves but feel helpless to stop.