Co-Occurrence of Trichotillomania and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A Case Report

  • Ismaliza Ismail
  • Wan Salwina Wan Ismail
  • Norazirah Md. Nor
  • Voon Yee Lee
  • Ani Amelia Zainuddin

Abstract

Trichotillomania (TTM) or hair pulling disorder is characterized by repetitive pulling of hair on the body whereas Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a metabolic-endocrine disorder, manifested by irregular menstrual cycle and clinical hyperandrogenism. Both disorders commonly occur in young females. TTM and PCOS may be related and share the same pathophysiology. We reported a case of a teenager with TTM and PCOS, which were triggered by stress. Neurobiological mechanism may explain the co-occurrences between TTM and PCOS. Further research in the neurobiology of TTM and PCOS may better explain the cooccurrences between the two disorders.

Published
2020-11-01
How to Cite
ISMAIL, Ismaliza et al. Co-Occurrence of Trichotillomania and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A Case Report. Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 57-60, nov. 2020. ISSN 0127-984X. Available at: <http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/JCHS/article/view/11122>. Date accessed: 01 dec. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.24191/jchs.v5i2.11122.

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