Is there a link between ADHD and alopecia?

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21 May 2009, 11:31 am

Hello,
This is a long shot but I'm wondering if there's a link between ADHD and alopecia?
I've just found out that my little nephew (6 years old) has alopecia (although it may be a one off apparently) and I suspect he has ADHD, although he hasn't been assessed for this.
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21 May 2009, 11:42 am

I know that alopecia is more frequently observed in people with autoimmune disorders, but I haven't yet come across a mention or a link reference to AD(H)D.


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21 May 2009, 11:45 am

Not very likely...but, it could be caused by certain medications.



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21 May 2009, 12:53 pm

What is alopecia??



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21 May 2009, 1:01 pm

poopylungstuffing wrote:
What is alopecia??


I had to look the name up too, but I knew the condition and you're probably heard of it too. Simply put, it's baldness in one spot of of all body hair. There are children who lose all the hair on their head, eyebrows and such.


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21 May 2009, 1:46 pm

Thanks everyone. I didn't think there was a connection but it was worth looking into, in case.
I can't find anything to relate the two, either.
He isn't on any medication as far as I know.



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21 May 2009, 3:25 pm

As far as I understand about it, alopecia can be caused by stress. Otherwise, I have no clue.