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Is My Hairloss Caused By Depression And Anxiety?

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So about 3 years ago I had a very bad incident that made me so depressed to the point that the thought of killing myself never left my mind. The effects weren't just mental, my chest hurt sporadically and I always had headaches and my hair started falling to the point where my friends noticed the change in my hair. after about a year from that incident I began to recover both mentally and physically and even a friend of mine I always joked with about my hair told me I have nothing to worry about and I should stop making these jokes and he was quite right, my hair started to grow back after like 3~4 months and no one pointed out anything about my hair after.

Now about 8 months ago I had really bad anxiety attacks due to job stress and work that needed to be done, my hair started falling again and I was like 'That happened before, no big deal' and I thought after all the stress is gone it will grow back, it didn't.

Or at least not as I thought it would. is this related to anxiety and I should wait for sometime or what you see in the pictures was gonna happen anyways with or without anxiety and stress

Pic 1,2 when I try to play a little with my hair

Pic 3,4 is when I try to put it forward and is the hair style I use now

 

*note I shaved my head to 2 a while back just to see if it will grow back evenly, it didn't.

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Shocked,

 

While hair loss is not typically caused by normal, every day stress, it’s true that Trumatic stress and severe depression can affect the body and the hare. The brain can fax the body and often times, even though a psychological condition itself may not affect the body, the behaviors or lack there of… Such as lack of eating due to depression and other things.

 

I’m sorry for whatever happened to you that made you so depressed and anxious. However, I do hope that you have been able to work through those situations and enjoy optimal health.

 

Regarding your hair, you still have the vast majority of your natural hair. So if I were in your shoes, I’d be pretty thrilled about it. I don’t know how long ago your body started to repair itself after psychological issues you battled with, but it’s possible that this hair will return on its own. But it is also possible to lose some hair permanently in extreme situations.

 

Personally I would consider looking into trying Propecia and or Rogaine for a year to see if that improves your hair. Your hair is so thick now, I don’t think hair transplant surgery would be best move at this time.

 

Best wishes,

 

Bill


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Shocked,

 

While hair loss is not typically caused by normal, every day stress, it’s true that Trumatic stress and severe depression can affect the body and the hare. The brain can fax the body and often times, even though a psychological condition itself may not affect the body, the behaviors or lack there of… Such as lack of eating due to depression and other things.

 

I’m sorry for whatever happened to you that made you so depressed and anxious. However, I do hope that you have been able to work through those situations and enjoy optimal health.

 

Regarding your hair, you still have the vast majority of your natural hair. So if I were in your shoes, I’d be pretty thrilled about it. I don’t know how long ago your body started to repair itself after psychological issues you battled with, but it’s possible that this hair will return on its own. But it is also possible to lose some hair permanently in extreme situations.

 

Personally I would consider looking into trying Propecia and or Rogaine for a year to see if that improves your hair. Your hair is so thick now, I don’t think hair transplant surgery would be best move at this time.

 

Best wishes,

 

Bill

 

Thanks I will try them

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The best evidence suggests that male pattern baldness is 80% genetic.

Genetic prediction of male pattern baldness

 

Stress, diet, exercise, smoking, exposure to toxins, and all other factors put together only explain 20% of a man's hair loss.

 

I've read that traumatic experiences and very stressful conditions (like being a soldier during a war) can cause acute hair loss, but that's different from male pattern baldness, and it grows back once the trauma ends.

 

I think your hair looks fine.

 

With respect to the traumatic incident you experienced and the follow-up symptoms, I really hope you told your doctor about them, and that he in turn had you talk to a mental health specialist. There's no shame in doing that, and you don't have to tell all your friends and family that you did it. If you never revealed your problems to your doctor, you should set up an appointment and do so ASAP. Even if you're feeling "OK" now, it might be that you have a chronic problem that will inevitably recur. Better to address it sooner rather than later.

 

Also, if your job is really stressing you out, then you need to start taking steps now to getting a new one. Take it from me: I've had several bad job experiences in my life, and the biggest lesson I've learned is to move on as soon as possible. Yes, looking for new jobs and going to interviews is time-consuming and hard, but it's worth it if it gets you out of a miserable current job.

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Many People have a different reason to hair fall,  maybe stress is the reason of your hair fall, Some causes of hair loss are stress, using electronic equipment for styling, the problem in diet and Harmon. But you can prevent your hair from loss, you should use home remedies and take the suggestion of doctor before using any medicine.

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Stress is also the main reason of hair and there are many reasons to hair fall,  Your hair fall can be a reason of diet and lifestyle, you are known about it, what type of lifestyle you follow.  Stress, irregular diet, not maintain in exercise and smoking also can be a reason of hair fall. If your lifestyle and diet also good then it can be only reason of your hair fall is stress.

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