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The compulsive pulling out of one's own hair—formally, chronic traction alopecia—to the point that it is noticeable and causing significant distress or impairment. It affects up to 2.5 million in the US, begins in childhood, and is more common in girls—female:male ratio is 8:1 in pre-adolescents and 3:1 in adults—peaking at age 12–13; it is a disorder of impulse control, linked to tics, and habit disorders—e.g., thumb-sucking—and attributed to unresolved psychodynamic conflicts, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, depression
DiffDx Alopecia areata, tinea capitis, traction alopecia, loose anagen syndrome
Complications Patchy alopecia, suppurative dermatitis, permanent loss of hair, repetitive stress injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, gastrointestinal obstruction due to trichophagia, which begets trichobezoars
Management Hypnosis, behaviour modification, psychotherapy, IMAOs, amitriptyline, etc. have been tried with varying degrees of success; tricyclic antidepressants—e.g., clomipramine—may be effective short-term

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Q. Pulling pain in anus. Dear friends, I am 32. I feel a Pulling pain in anus sometimes while i finish passing stool and some times when i sit for long time. No bleeding so far. Is it a symptoms of piles? If so what can be done to cure it without going to doctor or operation. Please help me. This pain makes me to feel that i am very old.

A. horsechestnut is supposed to help...here is some info about it:

but i wouldn't get my hopes high.

Q. What would you do if a friend showed up to your house and pulled out a quarter pound of cocaine? True story: What would you do if a friend showed up to your house and pulled out a quarter pound of cocaine, and a bunch of other narcotics all bagged up individually, and then asked if you wanted the first go at them?

A. First of all, I'd probably go ‘Hey, what do you think you are DOING with all that! And why the hell are you at my house with this load of rubbish?? But then I'd probably calm down a bit, and we'd go round to the police station, just round the corner from my place and hand it in. I have a lot more conscience now than I used to and there is no way I am going to encourage a situation like this!

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Many avoid social situations because they are very conscious of unwanted characteristics of hair pulling such as bald spots, and they fear judgement from others (7).
"The Oil Pulling Miracle" also explores additional detox techniques that enhance the benefits of oil pulling and concludes with a step-by-step 7-day detox plan for those who want to maximize the effects of oil pulling and accelerate their return to better health.
Oil pulling involves the use of oils such as sesame, sunflower and coconut oil that act as antibacterial aid for suppressing toxic microbes of the oral cavity.
Keep 'pulling' it for 15 minutes until you notice that it has become more liquid and has mixed well with your saliva.
Pulling harnesses come in two basic styles: those with a fitted neck (siwash) and those with a breast band.
"You want the dog to have the freedom to explore within the radius of the leash but not be pulling so much that it's not comfortable for the walker," she explains.
They demand full-body coordination movements that translate directly to the real-life pulling movements previously mentioned.
The boy named "Santhos 10", as he prefers being called for resembling with his favourite cartoon character Ben 10, fascinated much public attention after successfully pulling the Travara car up to 80 metres at Marina beach of Chennai.
"I am planning to dangle myself from a helicopter," Roy said after pulling the train 10m the town of Siliguri where the track is flat.
Individuals with TTM report avoiding school, work, and social activities because of hair pulling. This could result in poor academic performance or retention, job loss or demotion, and social isolation and sadness.
Try removing one from a wall by pulling its side, and usually only a small wedge will come off.
With almost a month left to pull papers, however, candidates for this and more positions are sure to be stepping forward and pulling papers.