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Does hair turn white or fall out when someone is stressed?

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12/26/2006

Trauma can cause the hair to go white (only in some cases) or, if someone was hit on the head they may have a white patch of hair. It is more common than one thinks that people under stress lose hair. My girlfriend lost quarter sized chunks of hair off her scalp two weeks before she was to get married. She was a wreck! It's wise to see a doctor about this to be sure there are no other causes related to hair loss.