Trichotillomania Associated with Dementia - A case report

Abstract: 

Abstract

Trichotillomania represents a syndrome of hair pulling in which patients compulsively and ritualistically pluck their hair in response to a sense of tension or urgency. This report documents a case of hair pulling associated with dementia. Neuropsychological testing demonstrated the deficits to be localized predominantly to the frontal lobe dysfunction.

 

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Case
Authors: 
Dinesh Mittal, R. Torres, A Abashidze, Nita Jimerson
Year of Publication: 
2001
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
General Psychiatry
Volume: 
23
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
163-165
Publication Language: 
English
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