The following set of questions is designed to help you get a better idea of whether or not you exhibit signs of Trichotillomania, and if you do, how severe they are.
Please answer the following questions based on your hair pulling behavior in the past week (7 days). Choose the response that is most relevant to your situation. If you are unsure about any of the questions, please estimate to the best of your ability.
This questionnaire is adapted from various psychometric tests such as the Hair pulling scale (Massachusetts general hospital), the NIMH Trichotillomania Sympton Severity Scale (NIMH-TSS), and other BFRB scales such as Milwaukee Inventory for the Dimensions of Adult Skin Picking (MIDA) (Walther,Flessner, Conelea and Woods, 2009) and the Skin Picking Scale-Revised (Snorrason, Olafsson, Flessner, Keuthen, Franklin and Woods, 2012).
This questionnaire is not exhaustive and is not meant to replace a comprehensive assessment by a qualified mental health professional. Also, it is important to differentiate between Trichotillomania, which is a psychological condition, to medical conditions that have to do with hair loss. Consult a doctor for medical examination if you are uncertain.