for quite a few months she has been loosing hair. We have taken her to three doctors. At last we have a part diagnosis she has Alopecia Areata. The doctors also suspect the thyroid, we have run test and i dont understand everything but it seems the "gland" in the brain is overworking. But now they are also thinking along the lines of Graves. Apparently we have to do blood work to confirm. She is nine years old and her hair has thinned out so badly as well as having a few tiny circles of Alopecia. Is it normal for a child this age to get such a thing as Graves?