A Comparison of Mental Health Problems among Children with Alopecia Areata or Atopic Dermatitis and Their Parents

Charilaos Karambetsos
2013 British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research  
Aims: There is an increased interest in the psychosocial impact of pediatric skin diseases on children and their families. The present study tried to examine possible differences regarding mental health problems among children with alopecia areata (AA) or atopic dermatitis (AD), and their parents. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Place and Duration Methodology: Parents of 51 pediatric outpatients (54.9% boys) with a diagnosis of either AD or AA (mean age = 8.0 ± 1.8 years) and a control
more » ... p of 12 children and their parents completed the Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R) and the Child Behavior Research Article
doi:10.9734/bjmmr/2013/1586 fatcat:eisfw6sfsvbqdbylolpsdyqbd4