Suggest medication for trichotillomania

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Posted on Wed, 10 May 2017 in Mental Health
Question: Do you recommend this for Trichotillomania?
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
How may I help you

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

Please elaborate what you need to know about trichotillomania. I am a psychiatrist and can guide you in specific manner.

Thanks again.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar 34 minutes later
Do you recommend N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine for Trichotillomania? N-A-C has be suggested by a number of sources.
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not much role

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for reverting back to me.

Although there are some anecdotal reports in favour of NAC in trichotillomania but the evidence is very weak atleast on this day.

The best efficacy in this particular disorder comes from SSRI group of medications and they are the mainstay of treatment in trichotillomania.

I hope this helps you.
Thanks and regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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