top of page
AdobeStock_352149697.jpeg

Trichotillomania and trichobezoar: a clinical practice insight with report of illustrative case

Cite

Full Text Link

Books and documents

-

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2006 Nov;106(11):647-52.

Authors:

Joel R Carr, Ellen H Sholevar, David A Baron

Abstract.

Untreated trichophagia secondary to trichotillomania is a potentially life-threatening condition. Taking a thorough family and social history, most notably with the aid of a genogram or family tree, can aid in including this disorder in the differential diagnosis. This case presentation describes a unique occurrence of untreated trichotillomania in a female adolescent that led to formation of a trichobezoar requiring emergent surgical intervention and follow-up psychiatric treatment. This case highlights osteopathic medicine's fundamental concept of treating the whole person rather than just symptoms by considering factors such as genetic influences in understanding disease.

Publication Date: 

2006 Nov

OEID: 

1789

Carr, RJ., Sholevar, HE., Baron, AD. (2006) 'Trichotillomania and trichobezoar: a clinical practice insight with report of illustrative case ', J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2006 Nov;106(11):647-52.

Sponsored by 

logo-footer-k.png

Search    Explore    About    Join    Web Policy     Contact Us

Copyright © 2023 OsteoEvidence. All Rights Reserved.
 

bottom of page