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Hair Loss Related Depression

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Hair Loss Related Depression

While scientific research still hasn't discovered concrete evidence to confirm that depression directly causes hair loss, it is a commonly       discussed topic by medical professionals around the world, that depression may have an indirect role with thinning hair in both men and women. In clinical studies, it's been proven that a sudden or significant increase in hair loss  created  an additional source of emotional stress leading to a worsening of mood, lowered self-esteem, and an eventual state of depression.

Psychiatric evaluations of men and women suffering with both hair loss and depression strongly  suggests that depression due to hair loss is indeed realistic and a situation that is more common than not in those with thinning hair.  It is a widely accepted theory that people with Alopecia experience higher levels of anxiety and depression because of the appearance of hair loss.

Alopecia isn't considered a psychosomatic disorder, however it is known to be associated with serious psychological consequences, such as high levels of anxiety and depression. It's difficult to dismiss the recurring link found between hair loss and the lowered value of one's self-image, this is found to be true especially for younger women who have lost a significant amount of hair. Furthermore, the compulsive disorder known as Trichotillomania, has been confirmed as a condition caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain due to changes in hormone levels during puberty.

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Hair Loss Related Depression In Young People

Depression from hair loss is also very common in young men suffering from male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness is a hereditary condition that causes hair loss in millions of men. Tell-tale signs of male pattern baldness is when a man starts to notice his hairline is receding or bald spot beginning to form on the crown of his head. Male pattern baldness can start as early as puberty which often causes immediate distress to a young man's ego and self-esteem. 


In most recent times, with the importance society places on social media, serious problems with self-esteem are more present than ever with younger people. The use of "filters" has become a regular part of the picture for millennial online culture. Unrealistic expectations of perfection are instilled in the minds of the younger generation leading to a warped sense of beauty and self-worth. Celebrities known as "influencers" also play an active role in this altered mindset of younger men and women. 

Due to the limited effectiveness of medical treatments for the common causes of hair loss such as Alopecia Areata, Male Pattern Baldness, Androgenetic Alopecia, Telogen Effluvium, Anagen Effluvium, Traction Alopecia, and Trichotillomania, emotional distress from these disorders can pose a potential longterm threat to a person's mental state, self-image and overall well-being, especially in younger men, women, and children who become targets of hazing.

Hair Loss Related Depression & Anxiety

Depression and hair loss can also go hand in hand with older men and women too. Middle-aged men who suddenly notice the appearance of a bald spot or receding hairline tend to worry about it constantly from that day forward. Male pattern baldness can be a devastating blow to even the strongest male ego, and can even send an otherwise healthy man into a state of panic When a man comes to the realization that his hair loss is uncontrollable and will most likely continue until he's left with nothing more than a horseshoe rim of hair around the perimeter of his head, depression and anxiety can run ramped. 


Though not a cure for the underlying cause of hair loss, hair transplant surgery is a popular procedure for many men suffering with hair loss associated with male pattern baldness. Unfortunately, not all men suffering with male pattern baldness are candidates for hair transplant surgery, and even for the one's who are, hair transplants do not suppress the continuation of this form of hereditary hair loss. And while hair transplants can be applied to the hairline area, most hair transplant surgeons cannot successfully apply the same technique to grow hair on the crown of the head.

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Ending Hair Loss Depression
with Hair Replacement 

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Hair replacement experts at SUISSE understand the emotional burden

hair loss can bring upon young men and women, and how thinning hair often initiates antisocial behavior and depression. When natural hair replacement is used to conceal the appearance of hair loss, it can also relieve social anxiety. When social anxiety is relieved, social interaction can begin again, which most often can help to diminish depression.

Natural hair replacement from SUISSE is a safe, non-surgical alternative to hair transplant surgery and pharmaceutical prescriptions. Our natural hair integration technique not only conceals the appearance of hair loss, it also looks and feels like natural growing hair. With our unique Invisible Attachment™ hair replacement technique, you'll be able to indulge in social activities without worrying about anyone knowing or even noticing you had a problem with your hair.

If you or someone you love is suffering with depression and social anxiety due to hair loss, you've come to the right place. The hair replacement experts at SUISSE have over thirty years of experience and have helped 

thousands of men and women recover from depression and social anxiety with our unique, natural hair integration technique, a natural, non-surgical solution for all common types of hair loss. 

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