Patient-Perceived Importance of Negative Effects of Androgenetic Alopecia in Women

    Cynthia J. Girman, Susan L. Hartmaier, Janet L. Roberts, Wilma F. Bergfeld, Joanne Waldstreicher
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    TLDR Hair loss greatly affects women's mental health and appearance satisfaction.
    A study surveyed 120 women with androgenetic alopecia (AGA) to determine the negative effects of hair loss on their lives. The inability to style hair, dissatisfaction with appearance, concern about hair loss continuing, and concern about others noticing hair loss were the most important aspects affected. Emotional effects such as self-consciousness, jealousy, embarrassment, and feeling powerless to stop hair loss were also reported. The study highlights the importance of researching the negative effects of androgenetic alopecia in women, as it can have a significant impact on their mental health.
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