Trichotillomania is a compulsive disorder that is characterized primarily by the compulsive pulling of hair. The condition is thought to be triggered by stress, and patients will often deny that they are pulling out their own hair whether or not they are aware of it. Over time, the condition will result in notable bald patches on the scalp.
Trichotillomania is often related to issues such as depression, anxiety, and feelings of low self esteem. For this reason, treatment of trichotillomania often involves methods that aim to address these root issues. Many patients have found that medical marijuana can be beneficial for helping them deal with their urges in a healthier and more productive manner. In some patients, marijuana may also quell the urge to pull out the hair.