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do any ssri's or other psychiatric meds cause hair to fall out or partial hair loss?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Hair loss: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists.[1, 2] telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. Many psychiatric meds cause this
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Ravi Chand
26 years experience Psychiatry
Hair Loss: Depakote can cause partial hair loss or alopecia.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
32 years experience Psychiatry
Also, rarely, other mood stabilizers.
Aug 22, 2013

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