Effects of Self-Perceived Hair Loss in a Community Sample of Men

    January 1998 in “Dermatology
    Cynthia J. Girman, Thomas Rhodes, Flavius R.W. Lilly, SiXuan Guo, Roger M. Siervogel, Donald L. Patrick, W. C. Chumlea
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    TLDR Men who think they are losing hair feel worse about themselves, especially if they are younger.
    The study, involving 273 men aged 18-50 from Dayton, Ohio, found that those who perceived themselves as having greater hair loss experienced more negative psychosocial effects, such as increased bother, concern about aging, and dissatisfaction with their hair appearance. These effects were particularly strong in younger men but tended to decrease with age. The research used a self-administered questionnaire to assess the men's perception of their hair loss and its impact. It concluded that self-perceived hair loss is associated with significant negative effects on well-being, regardless of whether men are seeking treatment, and that these effects are more pronounced in younger individuals. General health status was not related to self-reported levels of hair loss.
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