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J Clin Psychiatry. 1991 Mar;52(3):128-30.

Clomipramine treatment of trichotillomania: a follow-up report on four cases.

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Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, St. Louis University Medical Center, MO 63104.


Four consecutive patients treated for trichotillomania (hair pulling) with clomipramine reported initially dramatic reductions in symptoms. However, three of the four patients had relapsed completely at 3-month follow-up, although all four were still taking previously effective levels of the drug. The fourth patient relapsed for about 2 weeks but regained initial treatment benefits. Implications for the treatment of trichotillomania are discussed.

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