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ERIC Number: EJ439399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Abstractor: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Haloperidol Treatment of Trichotillomania in a Boy with Autism and Mental Retardation.
Ghaziuddin, M.; And Others
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v21 n3 p365-71 Sep 1991
The report describes the successful treatment of trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling) in a mentally retarded 11-year-old boy with autism and severe mental retardation. Administration of haloperidol resulted in complete cessation of hair pulling which reappeared when the dosage was decreased and ceased again when dosage was reestablished. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A