occurring before adulthood, it has been demonstrated that between one to
two percent of college samples have this disorder or have had it in the
primary feature of this disorder is the recurrent pulling out of ones
own hair which results in significant hair loss.
modification may be the treatment of choice, with the possibility of
exploring unconscious issues related to the behavior.
treatment data is available and studies show that the act of pulling out
ones own hair can dissipate for months, and even years without any
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