8 Celebrities With Trichotillomania

The people who suffer from trichotillomania pull their own hair from various parts of the body. They can pull their eye lashes, eye brows, scalp hair, genital area hairs, and the hairs under the arms and on the face like moustache and beard. These people realize what they are doing and what consequences their actions will have, but they are unable to stop their behavior.

This disorder is usually triggered by a stressful situation. Hence, sufferers should try to reduce the stress in their day to day life in order to get rid of trichotillomania. However, things are not that simple even if you have access to the best therapists.

There are many celebrities with trichotillomania. Some have got control over the disorder while others are still struggling with it. Let’s find out who they are.

Megan Fox
Megan Fox is one of the hottest American actresses at the moment. She started her career in television shows in 2004 and has achieved great success. She has starred in many blockbusters like Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen and This Is 40. Despite her success, she was diagnosed with the trichotillomania disorder and has been admitted to hospital for medical treatment three times. She has an uncontrolled fear of bacteria as well.

Leonardo diCaprio
Leonardo diCaprio has been found to have the symptoms of OCD some of which are similar to that of trichotillomania. This happened during the filming of The Aviator in 2004.

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron is best known for movies like Mighty Joe Young, Sweet November and Monster, which brought her an Oscar. Once during an interview at the Australian radio show “Kyle and Jackie O” she admitted that she had been diagnosed with trichotillomania. She shared that she had accepted it and that it is a nightmare to have it. This happened in the year of 2012.

Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake is an American actor, singer, song writer, record producer and entrepreneur. He was diagnosed with trichotillomania in 2008, as he admitted in an interview. He has shared that it is not simple to live with this disorder.

Katy Perry
Katy Perry is one of the most popular American singers and a style icon for the younger generation. In 2010, she admitted that she is suffering from trichotillomania.

Victoria Beckham
She had to deal with severe hair loss which was partly due to trichotillomania. Victoria Beckham also suffers from skin discoloration – an issue in it’s extreme form (vitiligo) seen in popular celebrities such as Michael Jackson.

Kate Beckinsale
She was seen with bald patches in public many times. Even though she has not openly admitted that she is suffering from this disorder, we can be certain that her hair has not fallen on its own. 

Naomi Campbell
The British top model has also been photographed with bald spots. It is speculated that she may be suffering from the disorder given that she has other behavioral issues as well. Recently under many occassions the public has seen Naomi’s battle with this disease. There are many pictures from poolside to vacations showing the severity of her case
So don't feel alone - plenty of celebrities suffer from Trich too!