Annals of Indian Psychiatry

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47--48

Pubic hair trichotillomania in an adolescent with autism


Avinash De Sousa 
 Consultant Psychiatrist and Founder Trustee Desousa Foundation, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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India

Trichotillomania is a compulsive disorder of recurrent hair-pulling that may be seen in children and adolescents in the setting of obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychosis, and mental retardation or other developmental disabilities. Child and adolescent trichotillomania has been understudied in India and studies on its features and management from India are rare. We report here a case of pubic hair trichotillomania in an adolescent with autism that responded successfully to fluvoxamine.


How to cite this article:
De Sousa A. Pubic hair trichotillomania in an adolescent with autism.Ann Indian Psychiatry 2017;1:47-48


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De Sousa A. Pubic hair trichotillomania in an adolescent with autism. Ann Indian Psychiatry [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Jun 26 ];1:47-48
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