International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Psychiatry | India | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022


A Case of Very Early Onset "Trichotillomania"

Dr. Vishwa Thakkar | Dr. Richa Saxena | Dr. Manish Thakre | Dr. Sudhir Mahajan | Dr. Pranjalee Bhagat | Dr. Prashant Tiple


Abstract: Trichotillomania is a disorder characterized by noticeable hair loss due to recurrent failure to resist impulses to pullout hair. It is undergoing a conceptual and no so logical re - evaluation. Scarce literature is available about this condition when it strikes in early childhood. In this report, we describe a 4 year old girl who presented with plucking of hair since a year resulting in a bald patch over her right scalp. Also, how pharmacological and behavioural modification together helped in improving the condition.


Keywords: Impulse, hair pulling, behavioural modification


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,


Pages: 631 - 632


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