Dr. Phil McGraw, perhaps the most well-known mental health professional in the world, is the host of the #1 daytime talk show Dr. Phil.

Presently, he is looking for people who have been diagnosed with alopecia to tell their stories.

You must be willing to appear on the show.




If you are interested, please visit the following webpage to submit your name, contact information, and other relevant details:


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hi. I don't want to be on dr Phils show but would love to know when it is to watch on TV. 


I would like to know when it is on too! do not care to go but would to hear some stories!

march 28th 2018

Thank you so much!  

Is anyone from this community going to be on the show?

Yes, the last 30 or so many’s there will be someone from CAP KIDS and her mother. 

Hi everyone, I saw it and he only gave a very few minutes on the subject. I was hoping the entire show would be about this condition and we would learn something or gain some hope. It surprised me that they were looking for people with this condition yet only told one story of one person? Hmmm, I wonder if there will be more episodes on this? 

umm, no. Hollywood once again exploiting the misfortune of so many for their own gain...under the guise of 'educating the public'  of course. No thanks.

Agreed, Beez.  I know there needs to be more awareness of this disease, but I don't think it should be used for people's entertainment on some talk show.

I can understand the posts about another TV program as some of you say, exploiting peoples problems for financial gain. However, the irony is that our condition is not terminal contagious and or deadly (thanks goodness) so we don't warrant Telethons. That means there are millions of people out there who have never heard of this condition and we can become, as I have all my life, victims if ignorance, ignorance that has ranged, all the way from getting my hair ripped out and beat up in Junior high school into my adult life with people just avoiding me socially because I look different, aka strange, because I don't have eye brows or eye lashes.  Personally, I do not have a problem with more people knowing about this condition. There is no cure for this condition, but there is a cure for rampant ignorance; knowledge.    

I agree with you, Mark. The more coverage by news & TV shows that showcase alopecia, the better. Most all the people I've encountered have never heard of alopecia. However, The Dr. Phil Show is not what it used to be. He is much more sensationalized & a bit exploitative.  I may have considered participating, but it is not me that has alopecia - it is my 9 yr old granddaughter. I'm not sure that this is the venue I would chose for her to tell her story.

You seriously think this will educate the public? It will be a  peep show. Just like the ' Little People " shows, the "600 lb Life Series" and all of Dr.Phil  other shows on 'abnormal'  things like Tourette's Sydrome, facial deformities, burn victims, etc. He can educate people without  asking for pictures of us without a hat  or sunglasses and the instruction to 'please smile and show your pearly whites'. It's obvious they want to parade out the baldy folks and get some ratings. Gross.

I think you missunderstood. Any talk show will ask for a pic without hats or sunglasses, regardless of the topic. That request was not specific to alopecia applicants for the show, but a general request, most likely.  



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