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As of late, I've been close to finishing one of my semesters at the university I attend. For the past couple years, I've been pulling on my hair in different regions of my body including facial hair, rarely head hair, armpit hair, chest hair (as I'm a 23 yr. old male), pubic hair, leg hair, etc.

I don't know why I am pulling on my hair but it happens when I am stressed out and especially before I get in the shower is when I pull on my hair the most.

The pulling times seem to be when I am feeling the most stressed or tired for whatever reason(s). Am I the only one that really does that or is there some kind of reason maybe that I might do that?

My psychiatrist said I might have some kind of anxiety response to why I do that, which very well might be the reason why I pull so much. What can cause someone to pull on their hair?

I don't even realize I'm doing it sometimes and it is such a habit that I have to consciously put my hands down when I notice I start pulling my hair


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replied December 15th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. In psychiatric terms it's called a borderline personality and anxiety and other stress factors play a definite role. Psychotherapy sessions and use of anxiolytics help alot.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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