International Journal of Trichology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2--4

A review of psychiatric disorders comorbidities in patients with alopecia areata


Ahmad Ghanizadeh1, Anaheed Ayoobzadehshirazi2 
1 Research Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine; Department of Neuroscience, School of Advanced Medical Sciences and Technologies, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2 Research Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Ahmad Ghanizadeh
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Hafez Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz
Iran

This is a review of psychiatric problems in patients with alopecia areata (AA). The electronic database of MedLine/PubMed was searched using the determined keywords. The rate of depression in children and adolescents with AA is up to 50%. Stressful life events are associated with AA. A rate of 39% for generalized anxiety disorders was reported. AA is highly associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (35.7%) in children and adolescents. Schizophrenia tended to be less seen in AA patients.


How to cite this article:
Ghanizadeh A, Ayoobzadehshirazi A. A review of psychiatric disorders comorbidities in patients with alopecia areata.Int J Trichol 2014;6:2-4


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Ghanizadeh A, Ayoobzadehshirazi A. A review of psychiatric disorders comorbidities in patients with alopecia areata. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Jul 13 ];6:2-4
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