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Can Depression Cause Hair Loss

Psychological Symptoms of Hair Loss

Hair is an essential part of our body image. People typically associate hair with attractiveness and youthfulness. Therefore, hair loss may significantly affect mental health and self-confidence. Common psychological effects of hair loss may include anger, anxiety, embarrassment, social withdrawal, lowered confidence, decreased sexual and work performance, and depression. If hair loss occurs in young people, it would make them feel less likable, bold, and attractive. All of these would result in lower self-esteem. [1]