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Can you tell me about the best treatment for trichotillomania?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Combination Treatmen: Clomipramine & SSRI's are good pharmacologic options, They can be combined with other treatments like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy or hypnosis.

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Can you tell me about the best treatment for ostoporous?

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Osteoporosis: I assume you're referring to osteoporosis or weak bones. 1st need to confirm/make diagnosis w/DXA (dual energy absorptiometry) scan. 2nd need to figure out why/cause. Hyperthyroidism? Corticosteroids? Tobacco use? See https://www.shef.ac.uk/ for major risk factors. Finally, discuss options: bisphosphonate, RANKL inhibitor, recombinant PTH, SERM, estrogen, etc. Check out http://nof.org/articles/22
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What is the best treatment for trichotillomania?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Trichotillomania: Tx is based on age. At preschool age, tx is conservative since most will outgrow it. For young adults, behavior modification (habit reversal training, cognitive behavior therapy, biofeedback, hypnosis) & treating the associated disorders such as anxiety/depression/ptsd/ocd. Some medications used with moderate success are Anafranil & prozac (fluoxetine).

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