Investigation of Suicidality and Psychological Adverse Events in Patients Treated With Finasteride

    January 2021 in “ JAMA Dermatology
    David-Dan Nguyen, Maya Marchese, Eugene B. Cone, Marco Paciotti, Shehzad Basaria, Naeem Bhojani, Quoc-Dien Trinh
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    TLDR Finasteride may cause suicidal thoughts and mental side effects, especially in young people with hair loss.
    A study suggests that there may be a link between finasteride use and suicidality and psychological adverse events, especially in younger patients and those using the drug for alopecia. Healthcare providers should monitor patients closely for these potential side effects. Further research is needed to fully understand the potential risks and benefits of finasteride use.
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