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What are the psychological effects of hair loss and how can you address them?

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Answered 2009-04-25 09:26:05

Most people, if not all, absolutely hate losing their hair. While some people come to grips with their hair loss; there are those for whom it is a very anxious and harrowing experience. Some people just take hair loss as a fact of life and are not too concerned about it even though they might not like it. Others are concerned about it, but do not know what and if, they can do anything to stop the hair loss. And then in extreme circumstances, some people really take hair loss badly and get highly distressed about it, up to the point of getting into depression. If you have not experienced hair loss, you may wonder what all the fuss is about. But for someone who has experienced it, it can be and often is, devastating. People think of their hair as an integral part of their appearance and very necessary for making good first impressions. For someone who is in the public eye professionally, hair loss can also affect his work as well as being a personal problem. The psychological effects of hair loss can be very difficult to handle. It is important that people learn to cope with hair loss and also to help others cope with it. The first thing that you should do if you are losing your hair and are anxious about it; is to talk to someone. You can either talk to a family member or friend; or else seek out a counselor. It also might help to talk to your doctor. Your doctor can educate you about your hair loss and also about the various treatment options open to you. If the medical options don't work for you, you can try the surgical treatment options, which will definitely help you in your hair loss. And while you are trying out all the various treatments, keep one thing in mind. Bald can also be very sexy!

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