Teenager left almost bald after she pulled her own hair out has confidence – and bouncy curls! – restored by new treatment

Phoebe Ottomar spent years tugging at her hair Left with golf ball sized bald patches but GPs didn't know what was wrong Mother read about trichotillomania in magazine Lucinda Ellery used the Intralace System on her to give her hair of...

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Trichotillomania sufferer Katie Neiman: ‘I can’t stop pulling my hair out’

IT IS a condition that affects almost a million women in Britain, however it is still not fully understood by doctors and is considered quite taboo. One woman shares her battle with the secret syndrome. Sitting at her desk, Katie...

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“Hair is so important to a teenage girl’s confidence and because I didn’t have it, I felt like I couldn’t relate to anyone”

19-year-old Phoebe Ottomar suffered with trichotillomania for nearly a decade before she was able to overcome it. Here is her story, in honour of International No Pulling Week, 1-7 October. "The first time I pulled a hair out was when...

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National No Pulling Week: How To Cope With Pulling Your Own Hair Out

It is estimated that around 110 million people worldwide suffer from trichotillomania (TTM) - a condition that causes overwhelming urges to pull one's own hair. This week, International No Pulling Week aims to raise awareness about the condition and the...

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Teenager left bald after pulling out all of her hair

Phoebe Ottomar spent years tugging at her locks until she discovered a new treatment to give her the long hair she always wanted. Phoebe Ottomar, from Northampton, spent years tugging at her hair, leaving her with golf ball-sized bald patches. The...

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The bald and the beautiful: Pretty teen who ripped all her hair out gets dream locks

A 19 YEAR OLD who suffers with a psychological condition which makes her pull her own hair out has her dream tresses thanks to a pioneering new treatment. A pretty teen who was left BALD after pulling her own hair...

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What it’s like living with trichotillomania at university

On National No-Pulling Week, one student reveals what it's like to suffer with the disorder at university... I can still remember the panic when I'd get ready for a night out with the girls at uni. Whilst they'd all be...

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