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Documentary Film Project to Portray Living with Trichotillomania

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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 12:00 am

Trichotillomania is estimated to affect about 3% of all Americans, more than double the rate of anorexia nervosa or bulimia, yet few people have even heard of the disorder. Jillian Corsie, a 2005 graduate of Amador Valley High School, aims to change that.

Trichotillomania is a disorder that causes people to pull out hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, or other parts of the body, resulting in noticeable bald patches. It affects people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, and socio-economic backgrounds—including Jillian’s best childhood friend.

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