Trichotillomania – Overview
Trichotillomania is a condition that causes hair loss in patches. In this condition, the hair does not fall out on its own, but is pulled out by the patient in response to some emotional stress. It is a type of impulse disorder. Just as some people have a tendency to bite their fingernails or pick their skin when stressed, patients of trichotillomania end up pulling their own hair out.
Symptoms of Trichotillomania
Stress related impulsive pulling of hair out from the scalp, eyebrows or eyelashes; are the common symptoms of Trichotillomania.
Causes of Trichotillomania
Factors that can trigger trichotillomania is depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Treatment approach at Dr Batra’s™ for Trichotillomania
Step 1: First Consultation – At your first consultation our doctors will spend 30-45 minutes with you. Since trichotillomania is caused by stress and anxiety our doctors will try and get to the root cause of your problem. Understanding your lifestyle and any possible cause of anxiety and stress would help us plan a customized approach to your treatment and recovery.
Step 2: Medical Diagnosis - Our doctors conduct a non-invasive video-microscopy test to identify the condition of your scalp and hair.
Step 3: Personalized Treatment – Natural homeopathic medicines are suggested based on cause and extent of your hair loss.
Step 4: Supplementary Treatment – US FDA approved non-invasive hair vitalizing treatment (HVT) is recommended as a supplementary treatment to reduce breakage, make your hair strong and regain vitality.