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2014 / VOL-04, ISSUE-01, JANUARY-MARCH 2014

Oxazepam Augmentation in Trichotillomania

By  priya

Case Report

Page:  891-892

Abstract

Trichotillomania is characterized by repeated hair pulling causing noticeable hair loss. It is an impulse control disorder which is often chronic and difficult to treat. There are no established guidelines for the management of trichotillomania. Oxazepam is a benzodiazepine used for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and in the control of symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. Here we present a case in which using oxazepam as an add-on therapy to the usual line of treatment for trichotillomania resulted in considerable improvement.

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