Alopecia Areata can bring a lot of change into your life. This condition comes as a shock to many people who may not have heard of it before. Alopecia Areata can be unpredictable. That’s true even for those with previous experience or a family member living with the condition. If you find alopecia stressful, or scary, or hard to cope with, you’re not alone. Millions of people live with Alopecia Areata world-wide. Many of them struggle with the same things. Tools and techniques exist to help ease the way, and there is support available.
A lot of research has been done on coping with Alopecia Areata. AAAF has been funding psychological research into this condition for ten years. Coping strategies are tips and tools that can help individuals manage their alopecia in a way that supports them. How you manage your alopecia is your choice. All people with alopecia deserve to feel comfortable and confident with their condition. These are a few tips, techniques and strategies that research has found can be most helpful.
How to find out more about coping strategies and tools?
- Current research into acceptance of Alopecia Areata, physical activity and mental health is seeking participants (Australia only, age 18-65 with a confirmed case of Alopecia Areata).
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- “Coping with Alopecia Areata” brochure
- Psychological research into coping with Alopecia Areata (see end of page for Psychological research conducted in 2013)
- Grief and Alopecia Areata Research Summary Paper
- Alopecia, Teens and Mental Health Information Sheet
- AAAF’s online state-based Alopecia Support Groups
- AAAF’s Support Ambassadors