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Trichotillomania also referred to as “hair-pulling disorder,” is a mental disorder classified under Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders and involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull hair from the scalp, eyebrows, eyelids, and other areas of the body, despite repeated attempts to stop or decrease hair pulling.
Hair pulling from the face can result in complete or partial removal of the eyebrows and eyelashes, while hair pulling from the scalp can result in varying degrees of patches of hair loss.
The hair pulling and subsequent hair loss results in distress for the person, and can interfere with social and occupational functioning. For some people, the symptoms of trichotillomania are manageable, but for others, the symptoms can be completely overwhelming.
A wig can be an easy solution for children or adults with Trichotillomania. Whether full piece or partial, we can custom design it to fit the affected area.
This allows for those suffering from trichotillomania to keep their condition private when they wish to do so.
Only those that suffer from trichotillomania know what a difficult process it is to overcome this. Sometimes, wearing a wig can offer some relief by allowing to keep this condition private and feel more comfortable with the way they look. A wig may also help with the hair pulling, as the hair on the head is not readily available and pulling on the hair of the wig would not provide the same satisfaction as it is no longer connected with the sensation of pulling.