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Impulse-control Disorders

As with many medical conditions, the pathogenesis of impulse-control disorders is incompletely understood. Nevertheless, there is growing evidence that specific genetic and environmental factors intersect to increase susceptibility to these conditions.

Impulse control disorders

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Trichotillomania

What is Trichotillomania? Trichotillomania (TTM) or hair-pulling, has been observed for thousands of years as an aberrant behaviour that often occurs […]

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University of Stellenbosch
South African Medical Research Council
University of Cape Town