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

Pubic hair trichotillomania in an adolescent with autism

Consultant Psychiatrist and Founder Trustee Desousa Foundation, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Avinash De Sousa
Carmel, 18, St. Francis Avenue, Off S.V. Road, Santacruz (W), Mumbai - 400 054, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aip.aip_1_17

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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.

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