Case Report
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2017.
World J Clin Cases. Feb 16, 2017; 5(2): 50-55
Published online Feb 16, 2017. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v5.i2.50
Table 1 Management of cases of recurrent Rapunzel syndrome in the literature1
Ref.Year publishedAge (S1)Psychiatric managementAge (S2)Psychiatric managementInterval (recurrence)Reason for recurrence
Memon et al[2]200310Advised treatment of her emotional disturbances12Supervised psychiatric treatment22 yrUnresolved emotional stress factor (ignored psychiatric treatment, continued to eat hairs of females neighbours)
Eryilmaz et al[23]200412Psychiatric treatment219Supervised treatment with family counselling7 yrUnderlying depressive personality disorder
Morales-Fuentes et al[22]201016No treatment mentioned22Psychiatric treatment26 yrInadequate initial treatment Obsessive disorder Pleasure feeling of how the hair scrapped the throat
Jones et al[6]201035No treatment mentioned37Quetiapine Habit reversal training with family and neighbours involvement2 yrInadequate initial treatment
Tiwary et al[18]201110Behavioural therapy Clomipramine after 1 mo Follow-up × 6/1215Supervised psychiatric treatment25 yrLack of psych follow-up Defaulted after 6/12
Current study201616Behavioural therapy25Supervised behavioural therapy Quetiapine 25 mg9 yrDefaulted follow-up due to stressors at home