I have been pulling out my hair since I was 12. I am a female.55 years old, and am still consumed with this compulsion. It seems to have escalated in the past few years.I have been on antidepressants for 10 years or so, they don't seem to make a difference with the pulling. I have a wonderful family, 3 grown children, and 5 grandchildren. This really is something I struggle with, and would love to stop. Can anyone relate to this problem I have?