Is hair pulling a symptom of depression
Hello, I am 15 years old male. I have recently started pulling our chunks of hair through stress and have created a bald patch, very visible at the front of my head. is this a depression sign, it hurts when I do it but releases the stress. should I mention it to anyone? Please help!!! Let me know Is hair pulling is a symptom of depression?
@ryansh Trichotillomania, also known as “hair-pulling disorder,” is a type of impulse control disorder. People who have trichotillomania have an irresistible urge to pull out their hair, usually from their scalp, eyelashes, and eyebrows. They know they can do damage but often can't control the impulse. People with depression tend to feel that they have no control over their lives or personal circumstances. Hair pulling is often reported to provide a feeling of control whilst engaging in the behavior. I think a little counseling helped me.