International Journal of Trichology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 135--140

The perceived stigma in patients with alopecia and mental disorder: A comparative study


Seval Dogruk Kacar1, Ethem Soyucok2, Erman Bagcioglu3, Pınar Ozuguz1, Kerem Senol Coskun3, Ahmet Hakki Asık4, Hasan Mayda3 
1 Department of Dermatology, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
2 Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Dumlupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey
3 Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
4 Department of Psychiatry, Afyon State Hospital, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Erman Bagcioglu
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Afyonkocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar
Turkey

Aim: We aimed to measure the perceived stigma, especially in patients with alopecia areata (AA) and to compare the results with patients with mental disorder (MD). Materials and Methods: This study included forty patients with AA who were consecutively recruited from dermatology outpatient clinic and 42 patients with MD who were consecutively recruited from psychiatric outpatient clinic. The presence of a MD was assessed by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder Fourth Edition. All participants were asked to complete the 28 items modified stigmatization questionnaire. Results: Total and all subscale scores of stigmatization questionnaire scale were higher in the group of patients with AA than in the patients with MD. Conclusion: AA is a condition that leads to more self-stigmatization than MD.


How to cite this article:
Kacar SD, Soyucok E, Bagcioglu E, Ozuguz P, Coskun KS, Asık AH, Mayda H. The perceived stigma in patients with alopecia and mental disorder: A comparative study.Int J Trichol 2016;8:135-140


How to cite this URL:
Kacar SD, Soyucok E, Bagcioglu E, Ozuguz P, Coskun KS, Asık AH, Mayda H. The perceived stigma in patients with alopecia and mental disorder: A comparative study. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Aug 5 ];8:135-140
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