Trichotillomania falls under the umbrella of Impulse Control Disorder. This condition is characterised by an urge to pull one’s hair but others do it unconsciously. While some people bite their nails, people with trichotillomania pull or chew their hair. This habit is often extremely hard to break and as with biting ones’ nails, can turn into an outlet when the person is nervous or experiencing anxiety.
Caffeine in coffee is a stimulant that psychiatric experts recommend should be eliminated in the diet. No scientific paper supports a link between coffee and Trichotillomania. However, hair pulling often happens when a person is tense and caffeine is known to worsen anxiety so on this basis there could be a link.
What Our Experts Say
What our Experts Say
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Dr Glenn LyonClinic Director at Philip Kingsley ClinicTrichotillomania, habitual pulling of one’s own hair is mostly initiated by psychological influences varying from an innocent cry for help to intentional self-harming. Consistent to other habitual practices such as smoking certain factors commencement, either of a physical or psychological nature. There has not been any presentation suggesting Trichotillomania is induced directly by caffeine. However caffeine could trigger a psychological connection in a single individual.
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