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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-39

Trichotillomania in a case of vascular dementia


1 Founder Trustee, Department of Psychiatry, Desousa Foundation, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Desousa Foundation, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Avinash De Sousa
Carmel, 18, St. Francis Avenue, Off S. V. Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai - 400 054, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.114715

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Trichotillomania is a complex psychiatric disorder and occurs along with a large number of comorbidity. We report a case of trichotillomania associated with vascular dementia. Trichotillomania in our case did not resolve using mirtazapine or conventional medications. Trichotillomania in dementia seems to have a neurobiological origin that needs to be elucidated.


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