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    Hair-pulling and skin-picking

    Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) include hair-pulling (trichotillomania) and skin-picking (excoriation disorder). BFRBs require specialized treatment. These treatments are called Habit Reversal Training (HRT) and the Comprehensive Model for Behavioral (ComB) Treatment of hair-pulling and skin-picking.


    HRT and the ComB model have been shown to be effective in helping people to reduce their hair-pulling and skin-picking habits. Treatment begins with a careful assessment of the various emotional, cognitive, and environmental factors that may influence a person’s behavior. Treatment then involves developing a comprehensive list of strategies that a person can use when they have the urge to complete their habit. We work together to help you make these changes and use strategies to help you reduce your pulling and picking, and get back to living your life!