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Child Health

My child keeps pulling out their hair?

This behavior is known as trichotillomania and it is a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It is characterized by the repeated urge to pull out one’s own hair, resulting in noticeable hair loss. Treatment for trichotillomania typically includes a combination of therapy (such as cognitive-behavioral therapy) and medication. It is important to consult with a mental health professional for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.