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what is the best treatment for trichotillomania?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
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).
Answered on May 7, 2016

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