Trichotillomania is found among people who take Abilify, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Depakote, and have Depression . We study 34,039 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Trichotillomania. Find out below who they are, when they have Trichotillomania and more.
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Abilify has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Abilify 35,575 users)
Trichotillomania (the compulsive urge to pull out (and in some cases, eat) one's own hair leading to noticeable hair loss, distress) has been reported by people with basal cell carcinoma, iron deficiency anaemia, nausea, drowsiness, fatigue (latest reports from 306 Trichotillomania patients).
On Aug, 26, 2016
34,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify.
Among them, 10 people (0.03%) have Trichotillomania
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Female, 35 Had trich since 2yrs old Reportedly after having chicken pox my mother noted that my hair fell out. I had trich from that point on. I stopped pulling as much betwen 21-24 & actually had decent head coverage. Pulling got worse and worse, during a rough patch I got hair extensions for a wedding initially then continued for 6mo and it seems the weight of that / process of that caused additional damage. I still pull and choose to wear a wig daily. Very few people know about it. I have small children so assume that they will at some point "out" me to wider circles :-) Id love to stop/reduce my pulling and wonder/wish/hope my hair could regrow. Here to connect, share and learn.
Hello, I am a woman in her early 70's who lives in Seattle, although I am originally from Boston. I have been taking Ariprazole for about 12 years along with other psychotropic drugs. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about the same time, although I have experienced depression for at least 35 years and have been on meds all along. I don't know if my alopecia is caused by Abilify or other psychotropic meds but I have been losing my hair since I was about 35. It's gotten worse in the last 10 years or so. until I now have bald spots in the back of my head. Emotionally, it has been devastating. I used to have very thick wavy hair and now what's left is very thin and straight. I'm hoping to get and give support to others as we live with health condition.
I am a 35 year old male. Have 3 young kids and a beautiful wife. I began struggling with anxiety 8 years ago after the sudden loss of my dad. Lexapro worked for me years ago. Made the mistake of trying to come off it (thought I was healed). Ha! Now anxiety is back with depression also.
I am new and I was wondering who has had this problem and how do you get it treated and is it continuous if you still take abilify? Meaning do you get it treated and it keeps coming back? Also wouldn't a doctor stop this drug if Rhabdomyolysis keeps coming back or once you have it, you have it ...
Hello, I am a woman in her early 70's who lives in Seattle, although I am originally from Boston. I have been taking Ariprazole for about 12 years along with other psychotropic drugs. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about the same time, although I have experienced depression for at ...
Daughter, 18 with MMD1, 850 repeat. Personality changes: irritable, angry, explosive, risky behavior, impulsivity. Diagnosi: bipolar, depression, ADHD, anxiety disorder. Please contribute any feedback on use of Abilify for bipolar and irritability. Thank you!!!
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