Topiramate in the treatment of trichotillomania: an open-label pilot study.

  title={Topiramate in the treatment of trichotillomania: an open-label pilot study.},
  author={Christine Lochner and Soraya Seedat and Dana J. H. Niehaus and D. J. Stein},
  journal={International clinical psychopharmacology},
  volume={21 5},
There is a need for an effective medication for the treatment of trichotillomania (TTM), which is an impulse control disorder characterized by chronic hair-pulling. Topiramate has shown promising results in the treatment of impulse-control disorders. The present open-label pilot study investigated the efficacy and safety of topiramate in 14 adults with TTM. Patients received 16 weeks of flexible dose treatment (50-250 mg/day), followed by a flexible dose taper over 2-4 weeks. The primary… CONTINUE READING
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