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Trichotillomania in Iranian children

Author(s): Sh. Tarighati

Journal: Acta Medica Iranica
ISSN 0044-6025

Volume: 28;
Issue: 1-4;
Start page: 67;
Date: 1986;
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This paper reports trichotillomania in eight Iranian children (7 girls and 1 boy) .It is rarely seen in children and adolescents. Although some subjects are psychiatrically normal, but some suffer from depressive disorder, neurosis, or personality problems. Separation from key figure, denial of femininity/and inadequate mother-child relationship play important roles either in the etiology of trichotillomania or psychiatric disorders. Finally therapeutic interventi.ons according to the cultural factors were mentioned. Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Tehran Univer sity. Formerly, chief, Child Psychiatric Dept. Roozbeh Hospital Teheran University, Medical School.
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