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Diagnostic criteria for 312.39 Trichotillomania

These criteria are obsolete.

DSM Criteria
DSM Version
DSM IV - TR
DSM Criteria

A. Recurrent pulling out of one's hair resulting in noticeable hair loss. 

B. An increasing sense of tension immediately before pulling out the hair or when attempting to resist the behavior. 

C. Pleasure, gratification, or relief when pulling out the hair. 

D. The disturbance is not better accounted for by another mental disorder and is not due to a general medical condition (e.g., a dermatological condition). 

E. The disturbance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Copyright 2000 American Psychiatric Association

DSM Version
DSM IV
DSM Criteria

A. Recurrent pulling out of one's hair resulting in noticeable hair loss. 

B. An increasing sense of tension immediately before pulling out the hair or when attempting to resist the behavior. 

C. Pleasure, gratification, or relief when pulling out the hair. 

D. The disturbance is not better accounted for by another mental disorder and is not due to a general medical condition (e.g., a dermatological condition). 

E. The disturbance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Copyright 1994 American Psychiatric Association