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Between 2 and 4 percent of the population suffer from trichotillomania or hair pulling syndrome. What triggers this?

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Trichotillomania: Hair-pulling Disorder
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/trichotillomania/basics/definition/con-20030043

“Hair pulling from the scalp often leaves patchy bald spots, which causes significant distress and can interfere with social or work functioning. People with trichotillomania may go to great lengths to disguise the loss of hair.”

Trichotillomania, Hair-Pulling Disorder, Caused Me To Leave School
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/20/trichotillomania-hair-pulling-disorder_n_3306655.html

“Trichotillomania, an impulse control disorder that causes sufferers to compulsively pull out their own hair and can often lead to both noticeable hair loss and social anxiety, affects between two to five percent of Americans.”

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