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Trichofasia[edit]

For the revision of 14:21, 17 September 2014‎ by Neptunevasilias, (s)he commented:

"someone added 'and in some cases eat your hair', which is not trichotillomania, but trichofasia. Although similar, you should not mix them up."

Isn't it relevant to mention Trichofasia, though? It is related to Trichotillomania, isn't it? I don't know enough about this, but if someone wants to help, I'd appriciate it. Thank you, Laurier (talk) 08:01, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Just a note: the term is trichophagia.BroWCarey (talk) 13:01, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your correction. I'm glad it's mentioned in the article now! Laurier (talk) 12:50, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

It is related. Some people with trich eat the hair they pull. Even though the act of eating hair is technically trichophagia, it relates to trichotillomania. BluJay (talk) 02:53, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

something related[edit]

a girl from Kyrgyzsatn was eating hair, doctors found 4kg hairball inside her. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/doctors-treat-teenage-girl-for-severe-stomach-pains---and-find-hairball-weighing-four-kilos-163319144.html --158.181.156.226 (talk) 21:02, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

It's called a trichobezoar (aka hairball). TylerDurden8823 (talk) 21:22, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Some people with torch eat the hair they pull, so it could be related. BluJay (talk) 02:49, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

  • trich BluJay (talk) 02:50, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Stimming[edit]

Hi, I just wonder... could Trichotillomania be a kind of stimming? Laurier (talk) 12:43, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

And a related question: do people with autism and/or ADHD have Trichotillomania more often than 'neurotypical' people?

Yes, this seesms to be the case[1][2].

Perhaps we should mention this in the Trichotillomania-article? Laurier (talk) 13:12, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Trich can definitely be a form of stimming. BluJay (talk) 02:48, 17 January 2016 (UTC) BluJay (talk) 02:48, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

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Description[edit]

When I search Trichotillomania, the line of script that appears under my search reads 'human disease' trichotillomania is not a disease, but a disorder. Could somebody please change this. Thank you. BluJay (talk) 02:55, 17 January 2016 (UTC)