What Is Trichotillomania?

Trichotillomania (TTM), also called hair-pulling disorder, is a mental disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body, despite trying to stop.

Hair pulling from the scalp often leaves patchy bald spots, which causes significant distress and can interfere with social or work functioning. People with trichotillomania may go to great lengths to disguise the loss of hair.

For some people, trichotillomania may be mild and generally manageable. For others, the compulsive urge to pull hair is overwhelming.

Common Signs and Symptoms of TTM:

  • Repeatedly pulling your hair out, typically from your scalp, eyebrows or eyelashes, but sometimes from other body areas,

  • An increasing sense of tension before pulling, or when you try to resist pulling

  • A sense of pleasure or relief after the hair is pulled

  • Noticeable hair loss, missing eyelashes or eyebrows

  • Repeatedly trying to stop pulling out your hair or trying to do it less often without success

  • Significant distress or problems at work, school or in social situations related to pulling out your hair

Trichotillomania Study Treatments

Insight Clinical Trials has the opportunity to evaluate a potential new medication treatment for Trichotillomania.  But this cannot be done without research volunteers.

TTM study treatment is dependent upon your current symptoms and treatment regimens. For specific details of study treatments, please contact us using this web form or give us a call to schedule an appointment.

How can we help?

If you have TTM you are not alone.  

Your first visit to Insight Clinical Trials will consist of a free mental health evaluation.  You do not have to have previously been diagnosed with Hair-Pulling Disorder.  

All of the assessments done throughout the study are free of cost and study medication is also provided at no cost. No Insurance is needed or required. If you are interested in learning more about the TTM study then complete the web form below or give us a call to schedule an appointment.  

  • We are looking for study candidates that are treatment naive (have not had treatment before for TTM)

  • We are seeking those that are not currently in therapy for TTM 

  • We are enrolling patients who have daily hair-pulling for at least 6 months

No Cost Study

There is no cost to participate in the study, and the study participant who is eligible will receive the following:

  • Medical evaluation

  • Investigational Medication

  • Study Related Medical Care

  • Compensation up to $550.00

  • Complimentary transportation


For more information about participating in this clinical trial, call us at (216) 526-1843 or click the button below.