trichotillomania is when you pull out your hair. believed to be a "cousin" to OCD. i remember pulling out hairs to make my hairline straight at 15. this came back later in life but i wouldnt pull from the hairline...i would pull the kinky "ugly" hairs out of my head. i got a book on it called the hair pulling disease and it opened up my eyes. it helped me realize that this disease seems to come and go with the stress levels in your life. i've come to terms with it and accept that it may never go away but i know i can control it. anyone else?