Fluoxetine treatment of trichotillomania and depression in a prepubertal child

S. H. Sheikha, K. D. Wagner, R. F. Wagner

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The case of a ten-year-old boy with a two-year history of trichotillomania and depression is presented. Imipramine was unsuccessful in treating trichotillomania and showed limited success in alleviating depression. Treatment with low-dosage fluoxetine (10 mg daily) led to marked improvement of both trichotillomania and depression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993


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  • Dermatology

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