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Trichotillomania associated with dementia: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11427250     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
D Mittal; J O'Jile; R Kennedy; N Jimerson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  General hospital psychiatry     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0163-8343     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Hosp Psychiatry     Publication Date:    2001 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-27     Completed Date:  2001-09-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905527     Medline TA:  Gen Hosp Psychiatry     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA. mittalmd@aol.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Citalopram / therapeutic use
Dementia / complications*,  diagnosis*
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Neuropsychological Tests
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Trichotillomania / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors; 59729-33-8/Citalopram

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