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Letter to the Editor

Citalopram and Hair Loss

Sanjay Gupta, MD; and Prakash S. Masand, MD

Published: April 1, 2000

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Sir: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are themainstay of treatment for a wide variety of psychiatric disordersincluding mood and anxiety disorders. Hair loss with the SSRIs,tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), and other classes of antidepressantshas been anecdotally reported.1-6 We report a case of a50-year-old white woman with bipolar disorder who developedhair loss while taking the SSRI citalopram.

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