Can hair loss be caused by the use of antidepressants?

Med hair loss. Antidepressants have been reported in case reports to both cause and benefit "alopecia", hair loss. In a very small double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 14 patients taking Imipramine 75 mg/day had significantly more hair regrowth than did control subjects, an effect that was independent of reductions in anxiety or depression. Psychotherapy and meditation are being studied to reduce alopecia.

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Rapidly losing hair on middle front scalp due to antipsychotic usage and antidepressant usage. Would application of micronazole fix it? Is it fungus?

First. talk To your doctor about other causes. To my knowledge hair loss would be a rare side effect only with antidepressants and antipsychotics. Please explore a more common cause first which will dictate a different approach to treatment. . Read more...