Comorbid trichotillomania and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults

BACKGROUND: Individuals with trichotillomania (TTM), a disorder characterized by repetitive pulling out of one’s own hair, often have co-occurring ADHD, but little is known about this comorbidity. Additionally, there have been intimations in the literature that treatment of ADHD with stimulants may worsen TTM symptoms. This study aims to examine clinical aspects of individuals with TTM and co-occurring ADHD.