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2017 Month : June Volume : 3 Issue : 1 Page : 9-11

TRICHOTILLOMANIA- A CASE REPORT.

Abhijeet Soni1, Suyog V. Jaiswal2, Deoraj Sinha3

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Suyog V. Jaiswal,
Department of Psychiatry,
HBT Medical College and Dr. RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai.
E-mail: suyogjaiswal@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND

A case of adolescent female presented with 3 years history of urge to pull hair of scalp, which relieved after hair pulling with mild depressive and moderate anxiety symptoms. Patient was started on a combination of Fluoxetine 40 mg orally and psychotherapy including Habit reversal training. Considering varied psychosocial factors associated, it is advisable to have a broader outlook for diagnosis and management of the patient. The combined approach of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy recommended than an isolated approach and evidence for pharmacotherapy cannot be undermined, especially when associated depressive features are present.

KEYWORDS

Trichotillomania, Habit Reversal Training, Stimulus Control.

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