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Letter to the Editor

Beneficial Effects of the Antiglutamatergic Agent Riluzole in a Patient Diagnosed With Trichotillomania

Vladimir Coric, MD; Ben Kelmendi, BA; Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD.; Susanne Wasylink, RN; Michael H. Bloch, MD; and Jeff Green, PhD

Published: January 15, 2007

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Sir: Trichotillomania is an impulse control disorder characterized by compulsive hairpulling. While the incidence of hairpulling is quite high in some populations, full criteria for trichotillomania are met by less than 1% of the population.1-3 Severe cases can lead to bald patches and marked social disability.

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Volume: 68

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