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Dr. Ali Mattu in New York Magazine

When anxiety has you pulling your hair out.
August 14, 2014 - August 19, 2014

It’s an ancient human habit, and yet it’s one psychiatrists are still struggling to understand: compulsive hair-pulling. The behavior can be caused by anxiety or stress, boredom, or seemingly nothing at all, explained psychiatrist Ali M. Mattu, who spoke about the history of the disorder yesterday on Columbia University Medical Center’s biweekly podcast.     

Read more:  http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2014/08/when-anxiety-has-you-pulling-your-hair-out.html

 

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