noun. an impulse-control disorder marked by continual hair tugging or pulling on any area of one's body where hair grows, frequently with conspicuous hair loss. Emotions of escalating tension prior to the action and sensations of relief or gratification regarding completion are typical.

TRICHOTILLOMANIA: "Trichotillomania is categorized as an impulse-control disorder not elsewhere classified in the DSM-IV-TR."
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