Hair pulling is called (awful name, sorry) "trichotillomania" but is treatable

Q: I would like to know if if pulling your hair out and twisting it is a sympom of bipolar disorder. When I read, I space out and pull my hair out. Help. What can I do to stop this.

Dear Cheryl --
Try this site for info' on this disorder: www.trich.org/ -- it's just what you need for starters.  Make sure to read from the options at the very top of the page, e.g. "What is trichotillomania?". 

Dr. Phelps


Published February, 2001