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Re: Question concerning the DSM-IV
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- Subject: Re: Question concerning the DSM-IV
- From: Doug Ingram <DHIngramMD@AOL.COM>
- Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 22:13:52 EDT
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Trichotillomania refers to compulsive hair-pulling. It affects women more
than men and begins often in adolescence. Frequetly, it is associated with
anxiety or other emotional lability. Patients with this disorder are most
often troubled by the loss of hair they bring about and frequently resort to
hats, caps, wigs, or coiffures that hide the areas of baldness that results.
In minor forms, it is probably much more common than we clinically recognize.
Medication is only of moderate help. Psychotherapy can sometimes bring
If I can be of further help, let me know.
Douglas H. Ingram, MD, New York City