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Trich in history

  • There is evidence through art and literature that hair pulling has been in existence for thousands of years.
  • References to hair pulling are made in both The Bible and Homer's The Illiad.
  • Numerous artists, through paintings and sculpture, have portrayed people pulling out their hair during times of crisis.
  • The term trichotillomania was coined by Hallopeau in 1889 and is derived from the Greek words trich (hair), tillo (to pull) and mania (frenzy), thus describing a "hair pulling frenzy."
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    What is trichotillomania or "trich"?
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    How does trich begin?
    Who pulls out their hair?
    The facts about pulling
    Problems hair pulling can cause:
    Trich in history
    Why do people pull out their hair?
    How do we treat trich?
    Readiness for Change
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    About Trichotillomania  

    Oral behaviors are common in people with trich. Running the hair along the mouth or lips or even biting off the root are common activities.

     

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