Alopecia involves the loss of some or all of the hair from the head and sometimes other parts of body. The etiology contains a lot of factors including drug use and psychotropic agents at sometimes. Atypical antipsychotics are less frequently accused, compared to the other psychotropic agents. In the literature, olanzapine, risperidone, ziprasidone, loxapine, quetiapine and haloperidol are the reported drugs associated with alopecia. Alopecia which may be seen rarely, was observed in our patient with schizoaffective disorder, thus in this report the patients follow-up, treatment process and approach to alopecia cases were described.
Antipsychotic, atypical, risperidone, alopecia.
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