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Trichotillomania: diagnosis and management

Trichotillomania: diagnosis and management

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Time to Complete

1.5 hours


October 6, 2016


November 14, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Satwinderjit Shinhmar and Dr Anthony Bewley describe trichotillomania, explaining its pathogenesis and possible aetiology. They offer suggestions for differential diagnoses that should be considered and look at the management options available.
Key learning points for healthcare professionals include symptoms, treatment and likely prognosis.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Identify and manage trichotillomania
  • Know when to refer for specialist treatment
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Dr Satwinderjit Shinhmar
    Specialist registrar in dermatology
    Royal Derby Hospital

    Dr Anthony Bewley
    Consultant dermatologist
    Barts Health NHS Trust

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required