Hair pulling affects approximately 1%-2% of the general population. Recurrent hair pulling from any region of the body results in hair loss. There have been repeated attempts to decrease or stop hair pulling. Hair pulling causes significant distress in social engagements, relationships, occupational or other important areas of functioning. Hair pulling is frequently occurring with another body-focused repetitive behavior such as skin picking, nail biting or lip chewing.
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What We Don’t Treat
We are not an emergency clinic. We are an outpatient provider so we do not have inpatient facilities. We are not a hospital and do not provide detox services for addictions. We do not treat schizophrenia or brain disorders related to advancing age such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. We are not contracted with any court system and do not provide court ordered services related to child custody or other matters.