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Depression and Hair Loss

A person’s hair may fall out at an early age. Male or female pattern baldness may cause partial balding in someone’s head which is seen uncomfortably bad.

So many people claim that there is a strong connection between depression and hair loss. This is partially true, but one can not figure what the real reason for the hair loss is on his own. There may be several reasons for your hair to fall out. These reasons can be listed as follows:

  • Aging, pattern male / female baldness
  • Strong chemical treatment ( Commonly ) Chemotherapy
  • Chronic diseases
  • Partial burning of the scalp
  • Heredity
  • Poor hair care ( ponytail, braiding hair )
  • Hormonal changes
  • High depression
  • Traumas
  • Irregular thyroid activities
  • Intense use of antidepressants
  • Skin diseases
  • Pregnancy or giving birth

Hair strands enter in a ” rest phase ” every 3 months. During this phase, the hair strands fall out more than usual but it is supposed to recover this loss after some time. The hair loss, as we know it, generally happens at this time. The rest phase lasts longer than usual and the same amount of hair loss can not be recovered after the phase.

Can Emotional Stress Cause Hair Loss?

If you experience high emotional stress, most of your hormonal activities and metabolism go through physical stress too, internal functions become unstable and irregularities start to affect your overall health.

But there is something good you should know about this situation; if your hair loss is really caused by high emotional depression, your hair loss will grow back in a couple of months. This is how you figure if your hair loss is caused by high stress or not. All you have to do is patiently wait and see the results.

During your hair’s expanded rest phrase, you should take extra care of your hair, drink lots of water, avoid alcohol, adjust your sleep ( at least 7-8 hours a day ), quit irregular eating habits, perform meditation or yoga exercises, and get a psychiatric help.

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