Citalopram and Hair Loss

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Sir: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the mainstay of treatment for a wide variety of psychiatric disorders including mood and anxiety disorders. Hair loss with the SSRIs, tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), and other classes of antidepressants has been anecdotally reported.1–6 We report a case of a 50-year-old white woman with bipolar disorder who developed hair loss while taking the SSRI citalopram.​​

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2000;2(2):61-62