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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Wolf, F; Scherr, M; Scherthöffer, D; Bäuml, J; Förstl, H 
Title:
[Trichoma (Plica polonica) - a contemporary case with a historical disease] 
Abstract:
We describe a 62-year-old patient with a chronic delusional disorder who presented with severely matted hair ("plica polonica"). Until the late 19th century such dreadlocks were considered as cause, consequence and treatment of mental disease. The historical development of "plica polonica" is briefly reviewed as an example of early and once popular psychiatric disease concepts. 
Journal title abbreviation:
Neuropsychiatr 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
22 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
124-6 
Language:
de 
Print-ISSN:
0948-6259 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie