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Dermatology and Dermatologic Diseases
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Recurrent Suicide Attempt in Two Sisters with Non-Segmental Vitiligo and Obesity: A Rare Case Report

Reza Bidaki1 and Fateme Sadat Haghighi2*
1Department of Psychiatry, Research Center of Addiction and Behavioral Sciences, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
2Yazd Diabetes Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
*Corresponding Author : Fateme sadat Haghighi
Yazd Diabetes Research Center, Talar-e-Honar Alley
Shahid Sadoughi Blvd., Yazd, Iran
Tel: 983517280215
Fax: 983517280216
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 06, 2016 Accepted: February 17, 2016 Published:February 22, 2016
Citation:Bidaki R, Haghighi FS (2016) Recurrent Suicide Attempt in Two Sisters with Non-segmental Vitiligo and Obesity: A Rare Case Report. Pigmentary Disorders 3:235. doi:10.4172/2376-0427.1000235
Copyright: © 2016 Bidaki R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


According to our knowledge, the case reports about the Suicide behaviors in patients with vitiligo and obesity are rare. The chronic diseases like vitiligo and obesity are two risks factors that may have a synergistic effect for hopelessness and suicide ideation and attempt. The skin is the outer covering of the body and face, and the defects in skin can cause some psychological problems. Two sisters with vitiligo and obesity were referred to psychiatrist. They were depressed, hopeless and helpless with recent and previous history of suicide attempt. Psychiatrist started psychotherapy, counseling and pharmacotherapy, but, the therapeutic response was poor.


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