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Trichotillomania Test

Trichotillomania test
Trichotillomania Test

Do you find it difficult to resist the temptation to pluck hair from your scalp, brows, or other parts of your body, despite your best efforts? Take this free test to find out if you have trichotillomania or not.

Learn More About Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania (TTM) is a psychiatric disorder marked by the repetitive pulling out of hair, resulting in noticeable hair loss along with clinically notable academic, social, and/or occupational impairment.

People with TTM feel a strong urge to pull out their hair. It is also known as “hair-pulling disorder,” which is a type of impulse control disorder where the affected person repeatedly pulls out, twists out, or breaks off hair from any part of the body for non-cosmetic reasons. While the person is aware of the fact that the habit or the urge can do damage, he/she often can’t control the impulse. Individuals with TTM may pull out hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, underarms, pubic, chin, chest, or leg areas. They may pull out their hair intentionally or unconsciously.

While for some, the condition may be mild and manageable, for others it might prove to be overwhelming. There are treatment options that have helped to reduce the hair-pulling urges entirely. Trichotillomania is classified in the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as an obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder. There is no proven way to stop the condition. However, getting early treatment can be a big help. Learning stress management is also a big help as stress often triggers hair-pulling behavior.

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Instructions:

Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who have Trichotillomania. Please read each question carefully, and indicate how often you have experienced the same or similar challenges in the past few months.

Approx time -10 minutes
No. of questions – 15