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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Health Notes: Tackling a hair-raising problem

Stop bad hair habits Compulsively pulling out your hair – sometimes even eating it – may sound weird, but it affects a surprising number of people. Worldwide, three people in 100 suffer from trichotillomania, the majority of them women. ‘Girls...

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National No Pulling Week – Time to Stop Pulling Your Hair Out

Our hair is one of the first things that people notice about us, but more than that, it is one of the main presentations of "self" that we make to the outside world. The multi-billion-pound hair care industry is...

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Time to stop pulling your hair out

by Taryn Davies The little-known hair pulling condition, trichotillomania, affects more people in the UK than bulimia. Women and girls who suffer with TTM have been known to pull out a whole head of hair. The extremely destructive condition can turn...

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This week is National No Pulling Week

Hair loss and extension specialist, Lucinda Ellery, has just launched National No Pulling Week to help raise awareness of Trichotillomania. The disorder, also known as TTM, causes people to pull out their hair, and affects one million people in the...

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Pulling your hair out? Stop!

It's National No Pulling Week. And no that doesn't mean no kissing - this week is actually dedicated to not pulling out one's hair (quite appropriate seeing as it's the whirlwind that is London Fashion Week too!). Hair pulling or...

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