What is Trichotillomania?


Trichotillomania is a disorder where someone cannot resist the urge to pull their hair from the scalp, eyelids, eyebrows, and sometimes other areas of the body. Sometimes referred to as the hair pulling disorder or trich, this disorder can create such a desire to pull once hair out that a growing tension can occur for those suffering until they do. With the sense of relief only emerging once the hair has been pulled out.

Trich can sometimes be triggered in response to a stressful situation or can be done without much pre-thought. There are a variety of causes of trichotillomania including a means of dealing with stress and anxiety, or hormonal and chemical imbalances. Known to cause a huge amount of distress in patients, with bald patches interfering with social engagements, sufferers often go to huge lengths to hide their loss of hair.

Trichotillomania Therapy

For some people who have trichotillomania, the need to pull hair one hair out is overwhelming and can have a major negative impact on one’s life. Working with a counsellor to therapist can help treat those suffering from trich. Speak to us at Counselling Psychology Online today.


Please see answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about Trichotillomania. Please email admin@counsellingpsychologyonline.com or telephone 07584 328192 for any other questions, or to find out more about treatment of Trichotillomania today.

Is Trichotillomania the same as the hair pulling disorder?

Trichotillomania is often referred to as the hair pulling disorder and is therefore the same condition. This disorder is also known as trich by some professionals.

What are the symptoms of Trichotillomania?

Primarily, the symptoms of trich are the urge to pull out the hairs from your scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, and sometimes other areas of the body. This disorder can also come with other symptoms such as a tension build up before the hair is pulled, and a sense of relief after the hair has been removed.

How do I get assessed for Trichotillomania?

Contact Counselling Psychology Online by emailing admin@counsellingpsychologyonline.com or calling 07584 328192. The next step would be to book you in for a free 15-minute consultation where we will discuss your symptoms and take it from there…

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Coping with Trichotillomania with Counselling Psychology Online


We provide bespoke online therapy and treatment plans for those suffering with Trichotillomania here at Counselling Psychology Online.

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