How frequently do you experience the urge to pull your hair?
How intense are the urges to pull your hair?
Do you lose control of your pulling behavior?
Does it take a lot of effort to resist your temptations to pull?
How many hours do you spend pulling your hair every day?
Does your hair pulling behavior affect your daily functioning (for example, delay in getting out of the house, interfering with work or relationship)
Do you avoid activities (for example, participating in social events or activities that require you to expose your pulled spots) because of your hair pulling behavior?
Are you distressed (for example, anxious, ashamed, guilty) by your hair pulling behavior?
How much physical damage do you currently have due to your hair pulling?
Mild - 0-9 Your scores indicate that your hair picking symptoms are mild. It is possible that your hair pulling behaviors are a response to specific situations and events. It does not seem to interfere greatly with your daily functioning at the moment. However, we recommend that you continue monitoring these behaviors to ensure they do not deteriorate. It may be beneficial to build greater awareness of its triggers by keeping a diary or journal of the times you pull your hair. This would allow you to target them more efficiently.
Moderate - 10-15 Your scores indicate that your hair pulling symptoms are moderate. It is possible that your hair pulling behaviors are a response to specific situations and events. It appears that your hair pulling behaviors are interfering in some areas of your daily functioning. We recommend that you continue monitoring your hair pulling behaviors and seek support to manage them. This has the added benefit of ensuring that they do not deteriorate.
Severe – 16-21 Your scores indicate that your hair pulling symptoms are severe. It appears that they are interfering with your daily functioning across different contexts. It is possible that your hair pulling behaviors are a response to specific situations and events. Medical and/or seeing a therapist is highly recommended to help alleviate and manage your symptoms.
Extremely Severe – 22-27 Your scores indicate that your hair pulling symptoms are extremely severe. It appears to be impeding on your daily functioning and stopping you from engaging with activities or people around you. We strongly encourage you to seek medical, psychiatric and therapist attention immediately if you have not already.