International Journal of Trichology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50--52

The many faces of trichotillomania


Preeti Parakh, Mona Srivastava 
 Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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Preeti Parakh
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India

Trichotillomania is a poorly understood complex disorder of multifaceted pathology which often requires an interdisciplinary approach for management. While sharing similarities with obsessive-compulsive disorder, compelling differences between these have also been noted. We present three cases of trichotillomania highlighting the remarkable variability seen in the presentation of this disorder. In doing so, we discuss on resolving the classificatory issues and call for a consensus on the understanding of the disorder.


How to cite this article:
Parakh P, Srivastava M. The many faces of trichotillomania.Int J Trichol 2010;2:50-52


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Parakh P, Srivastava M. The many faces of trichotillomania. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Aug 9 ];2:50-52
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