This is a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder wherein the person experiences the urge to pull out his or her hair. This habit leads to hair loss and balding, which may lead to social impairment.
This condition, also known as “spot baldness,” is an autoimmune disease in which hair loss occurs in some or all areas of the body. The hair is lost because the body fails to recognize its own cells, subsequently destroying its own tissue.
This chronic autoimmune condition is characterized by the appearance of patches of abnormal skin. When this illness occurs on the scalp, it leads to severe hair loss.