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Autism and trichotillomania in an adolescent boy
  1. Ruziana Masiran
  1. Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ruziana Masiran, ruziana_m{at}


An adolescent with autism spectrum disorder and improperly treated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder presented with recurrent hair pulling. Treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and stimulant improved these conditions.

  • child and adolescent psychiatry
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  • Contributors RM has managed the case and drafted the manuscript.

  • Funding No funding involved.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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