by Savitha C Muppala on  November 30, 2013 at 11:48 PM Mental Health News
 Rebecca Brown Creates Awareness About Trichotillomania With Many Videos on YouTube
Twenty-year-old Rebecca Brown is a victim of trichotillomania, which is a rare disorder that causes victims to pull out their own hair.

She has become quite a sensation on YouTube after she posted many videos of herself showing her rare condition, which had caused her to go bald. She has named the YouTube channel Becca.

She happened to record pictures of herself for the past five years on a daily basis to show the extent to which the disorder destroyed her appearance. She began to pull out her hair at the age of 12 and in four years she had lost almost all her hair.

Later, she shaved off the little hair and went bald. In her videos she has shown how her disorder, trichotillomania, slowly gripped her life and completely changed the way she looked for the worse. Through social media, she has created awareness of her condition implying that with medical help one can get back to normal life.

Rebecca used social media to make this disease known, because not many are aware about its existence.



Source: Medindia

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