The long and winding road to effective hair-pulling disorder treatment

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Ali M. Mattu, Ph.D., Instructor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD)

He will be discussing the history, diagnosis, epidemiology/prevalence, presentation/symptoms, etiology/causes, and treatment of hair pulling disorder 


To reach CUCARD for treatment in New York City (; 212-246-5740 

National Trichotillomania Association, on twitter at @tlcBFRB

The Hair-Pulling Problem: A Complete Guide to Trichotillomania:

For kids, there’s The Hair Pulling "Habit" and You: How to Solve the Trichotillomania Puzzle:

For parents, A Parent Guide to Hair Pulling Disorder: Effective Parenting Strategies for Children with Trichotillomania:

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