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Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss

Trichotillomania is a condition where a person feels compelled to pull their hair out of their head, eyelashes or eyebrows. The team at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Bournemouth and Wokingham are experienced in trichotillomania and can discuss your trichotillomania treatment options with you.

Book your trichotillomania treatment appointment today by calling 01202 760003 (Bournemouth) or 01189 760003 (Wokingham).

What is trichotillomania?

Trichotillomania is an impulse-control hair pulling disorder. Impulse-control disorders are more common amongst teenagers and young adults, affecting girls more than boys. Repeatedly pulling hair on the head will result in bald patches and hair loss.

What causes trichotillomania?

It’s not known what causes trichotillomania, but there are several theories. Some experts think hair pulling is a type of addiction. The more you pull your hair out, the more you want to keep doing it. Trichotillomania may be a coping mechanism for a mental health problem such as relieving stress or anxiety. In some cases, trichotillomania may be a form of self harm, where the person deliberately injures themselves as a way of seeking temporary relief from emotional distress.


It is important that you seek medical advice from your GP, the most effective form of treatment is therapy to help change the behaviour. In the meantime, we can help with your hair loss by offering a variety of trichotillomania treatments, such as wigs or hair pieces.

Learn more about trichotillomania on the Simone Thomas hair loss blog.