Tiarne Menzies, a 19-year-old woman from Australia, woke up in the middle of the night to discover clumps of hair on her pillow. “It was midnight when I woke up suddenly. A burning sensation pricked my scalp. And there, coiled around my fingers, were long strands of my thick, dark hair,” said the young women who had always taken pride in her hair. Initially she thought it was just a one-time thing, but after a few weeks bald patches started to appear on her scalp. The girl was diagnosed with trichotillomania, an incurable impulse disorder. The sufferers have the compulsive urge to pull out their hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, legs and arms.