health conditions


Question by  allaboutford (15)

What nervous disorder causes you to eat your hair?


Answer by  Lakshmi65 (715)

Mental disorder will cause nervous disorder, but due to side effect only the hair break may happen like we have lack of calories and nutritions in our food.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Pica is the most common disorder that gives you the impulse to eat "non-edible" substances, this is most common in pregnant women and children. Obsessive-compulsive disorder and "nervous breakdowns" can cause an individual to do this. Nutritional deficiencies can cause this compulsion as well. Please speak to a physician.


Answer by  worker4452 (80)

Alopecia is a disorder that causes patches of baldness and it is not due to a nervous disorder. It is considered as an autoimmune disease nowadays. Stress is another cause.


Answer by  pillai (18)

Obsessive compulsive disorderis a nervous habit which results in eating hair. Trichottillomania is a name given to hair pulling disorder. Studies reveals that this disorder may be due to neurochemical problems. The abnormalities in the natural brain chemicals serotonine and dopamine may lead to this disorder.

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