Trichotillomania associated with dementia: A case report

D. Mittal, Judith Rosemary O'Jile, R. Kennedy, N. Jimerson

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Trichotillomania represents a syndrome of hair pulling in which patients compulsively and ritualistically pluck their hair in response to a sense of tension or urgency. This report documents a case of hair pulling associated with dementia. Neuropsychological testing demonstrated the deficits to be localized predominantly to the frontal lobe dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-165
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001


  • Dementia
  • Hair pulling
  • Trichotillomania

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