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Hair Pulling 2

Our 30-year-old daughter with CdLS has always pulled at her hair, but she is in the midst of a terrible bout with this problem. She has pulled a whole bald spot on her head. How do we and her residential school help her? She had gone for a long time without the issue being too bad, but we are very concerned about her now.

Was Prozac originally prescribed for hair pulling, or is it something new? It is sometimes a useful treatment for trichotillomania, but sometimes it can do the opposite. I am sometimes inclined to use a mild anxiety drug, like Tranxene, instead of Prozac, or if that doesn't work, Gabatril.

TK 7-13-10



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