The prevalence and magnitude of stigmatizing attitudes toward individuals with alopecia were described through results from a study published in JAMA Dermatology. In a survey administered to the general US population, it was found that stigma toward individuals with alopecia was common and increased with the degree of hair loss.

Although self-perceived stigma among patients with alopecia is well documented, the attitudes of unaffected individuals are largely unexplored. To inform this gap, investigators administered an online survey to a convenience sample of US adults who did not have alopecia. The survey was made available on an online crowdsourcing platform from January 9 to 10, 2020.

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