We have a very difficult patient who is refusing to wash her hair as she has been "touched by an immortal." She believes washing her hair will make it fall out. We have tried to educate her regarding hair falling out when NOT washing hair but have also tried to be sensitive to the delusion. Her family refused to see her on the past holiday unless she washed her hair and she decided she would not visit with them. She has been seen by a psychologist, who made very litte progress in 6 weeks;as well seen at least weekly by myself and another social worker at our center. We are running out of ideas and I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion? Thanks for your time-Carrie
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