Year : 2005  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 235--237

Management of trichotillomania


Harprit Kaur, BS Chavan, Lok Raj 
 Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh 160047, India

Correspondence Address:
B S Chavan
Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh 160047
India

Hallopeau, a French dermatologist, coined the term trichotillomania (TM) to describe alopecia (baldness) caused by self-traction of the hair, but the term now encompasses the entire syndrome of pathological hair­pulling. It is a disorder of impulse control. The authors present three (adult and child) cases of TM managed successfully using a combination of pharmacotherapy and a package of behaviour therapy. Some psychopathological aspects of the disorder are also discussed.


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Kaur H, Chavan B S, Raj L. Management of trichotillomania.Indian J Psychiatry 2005;47:235-237


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Kaur H, Chavan B S, Raj L. Management of trichotillomania. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2005 [cited 2020 Oct 31 ];47:235-237
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