Trichotillomania or Hair-Pulling Disorder, is the recurrent pulling out of one’s hair, resulting in hair loss. Hair might be pulled from the scalp, eyebrows or eyelashes, among other areas. If you have “trich,” you may or may not experience strong urges to pull, which you cannot resist. Episodes are accompanied by such feelings as gratification, relaxation, relief, shame or depression. You may avoid activities that you fear will reveal your hair loss, or go to great lengths to conceal bald spots, using scarves, wigs, makeup, clothing, etc. Tremendous emotional distress, isolation and difficulties in social, school, and work settings can result.