Oxazepam Augmentation in Trichotillomania

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2014,4,1,891-892.
Published:February 2014
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Priya Pimple, Avinash De Sousa, Nilesh Shah, Sushma Sonavane

1Resident Doctor, 2Research Officer, 3Professor and Head, 4Addl. Professor

Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


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.

Oxazepam Augmentation in Trichotillomania