Nail biting (onychophagia) is a common disorder which has not been investigated yet. There are different opinions about to classify onychophagia, but according to DSM-IV-TR it is classified as impulse control disorder not otherwise specified. The knowledge about treatment of onychophagia is limited. There are a few studies about treatment of onychophagia with psychotherapy and a study with pharmacotherapy. Some studies suggest that an atypical antipsychotic aripiprazole may have beneficial effects in the treatment of impulse control disorders. In this study we report a case of onychophagia which has successfully treated with aripiprazole add-on to escitalopram treatment that has never reported before.
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Article Type: Case Report
J Clin Exp Invest, 2012, Volume 3, Issue 4, 545-547
Publication date: 13 Dec 2012
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