Alopecia (young people)
In this section, you can find out about the experience of having alopecia by seeing and hearing young people share their personal stories on film. Researchers talked to 21 young people in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as symptoms, treatments and impact on school, university and social life. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
The people we talked to were given the choice about the format their interview appears on the website. Some people chose for their interview clips to be featured as audio or text only, rather than video.
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This section is based on research by the Health Experiences Research Group.
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This is a summary of independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Research for Patient Benefit Programme (Grant Reference Number PB-PG-0213-30006). The views expressed are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.
Publication date: March 2017
Date of review: March 2019