Impulse Control Disorders

Impulse Control Disorders Symptoms - Trichotillomania

Mark Dombeck, Ph.D.


Recurrent pulling out of one's hair resulting in noticeable hair loss.

An increasing sense of tension immediately before pulling out the hair or when attempting to resist the behavior.

Pleasure, gratification, or relief when pulling out the hair.

The disturbance is not better accounted for by another mental disorder and is not due to a general medical condition (e.g., a dermatological condition).

The disturbance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.


Criteria summarized from:
American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.


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Erath County

906 Lingleville Highway

Stephenville, TX 76401

(254) 968-4181


Hood & Somervell Counties
104 Pirate Drive

Granbury, TX 76048

(817) 573-2662


Johnson County

1601 North Anglin Street

Cleburne, TX 76031

(817) 558-1121


Palo Pinto County

214 SW 26th Ave, Suite A

Mineral Wells, TX 76068

(940) 325-9541


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Weatherford, TX 76086

(817) 599-7634


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Granbury, TX 76048

(817) 579-4400


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