“I used to give myself comb overs and dab my head with brown powder”

Emily Bruce first started pulling clumps of her own hair out at the age of 16, but she never admitted it to anyone until she was 25. She managed to keep her chronic hair pulling a secret from family and...

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Stress caused woman to pull out chunks of her hair for over 40 years before she finally asked for help

Angela Habeshis, 55, started tugging out handfuls of her thick, brown hair when she was a girl - it took decades for her to admit to her family she had a problem... Growing up, Angela never really paid much attention...

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Pulling your own hair out: What it feels like to live with Trichotillomania

bt.com 2nd Oct 2015 We meet Ruth Walters, who has suffered from TTM for 10 years but has been given the chance to have a full head of hair again. You might never have heard of it but 3% of the...

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Natalie pulls her own hair out – like 110 million other Trichotillomania sufferers

Irish Examiner, Saturday, October 03, 2015 For most people the idea of pulling your own hair out is very difficult to comprehend, but Trichotillomania (TTM) is a compulsive condition that affects 110 million people worldwide. We met Natalie Blythe, 32, who...

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Bride-to-be who was addicted to pulling out her own hair walked down the aisle with flowing locks… after her devoted groom forked out £3,000 for new wedding tresses

By Sarah Barns For Mailonline Rebecca Germaine was diagnosed with Trichotillomania at the age of 13 The 26-year-old was bullied and had to wear a wig to hide her bald patches Tim Huetson bought The Intralace System so she couldn't pick at...

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Ruth pulled all her hair out, like 100,000 other under-35s

BBC Newsbeat- 1st Oct 2015 Pulling out hair from your head, eyebrows or eyelashes is obviously painful and leaves bald patches. But it's a condition which is thought to affect more than 100,000 under-35s in the UK. It can be caused by...

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Living With Trichotillomania

In honor of "No-pull week," one young woman shares her story of struggling to overcome the compulsion to pull out her hair. It started with an eyelash: there was something in my eye so I twisted and lightly pulled my...

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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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