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It is possible that the main title of the report Trichotillomania is not the name you expected.
Trichotillomania is characterized by an overwhelming urge to repeatedly pull out one's own hair, resulting in repetitive hair pulling and noticeable patches of baldness. The hair on the scalp is most often affected. The eyelashes, eyebrows, and beard can also be affected. In some cases, affected individuals chew and/or swallow (ingest) the hair they have pulled out (trichophagy), which can result in gastrointestinal problems. Trichotillomania causes significant emotional distress and often impairs social functioning. The exact cause of the condition is not known. Trichotillomania was previously classified as an impulse control disorder but is now considered an obsessive-compulsive related disorder in the latest version of the psychiatric Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Version 5, American Psychiatric Association).
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
- PO Box 8126
- Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
- Tel: (301)251-4925
- Fax: (301)251-4911
- Tel: (888)205-2311
- Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
International OCD Foundation
- PO Box 961029
- Boston, MA 2196
- Tel: (617)973-5801
- Fax: (617)973-5803
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.ocfoundation.org
Locks of Love
- 234 Southern Blvd.
- West Palm Beach, FL 33405-3099
- Tel: (561)833-7332
- Fax: (561)833-7962
- Tel: (888)896-1588
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.locksoflove.org
Mental Health America
- 2000 N. Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
- Alexandria, VA 22314-2971
- Tel: (703)684-7722
- Fax: (703)684-5968
- Tel: (800)969-6642
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
- Health Science Writing, Press and Dissemination Branch
- 6001 Executive Boulevard
- Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
- Tel: (301)443-4513
- Fax: (301)443-4279
- Tel: (866)615-6464
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- Website: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
National Alliance on Mental Illness
- 3803 N. Fairfax Drive
- Suite 100
- Arlington, VA 22203-
- Tel: (703)524-7600
- Fax: (703)524-9094
- Tel: (800)999-6264
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.nami.org
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
- Attn: Marion Mealing
- 9605 Medical Center Drive
- Rockville, MD 20850
- Tel: (240)403-1901
- Fax: (240)403-1909
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.ffcmh.org
National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
- 1211 Chestnut Street
- Suite 1207
- Philadelphia, PA 19107-6312
- Tel: (215)751-1810
- Fax: (215)636-6312
- Tel: (800)553-4539
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.mhselfhelp.org
North American Hair Research Society
- Dept. of Dermatology Medical Center Blvd.
- Walke University School of Medicine
- Winston-Salem, NC 27157
- Tel: (336)776-2768
- Fax: (336)776-7732
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.nahrs.org/home/
Trichotillomania Learning Center
- 207 McPherson Street,
- Suite H
- Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5863
- Tel: (831)457-1004
- Fax: (831)426-4383
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.trich.org/index.html
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Last Updated: 2/20/2014
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