Psychological characteristics of women with androgenetic alopecia: a controlled study

    September 1991 in “British Journal of Dermatology
    J.A. van der Donk, Jan Passchier, C. Knegt-Junk, M. H. Van Der Wegen-Keijser, C. Nieboer, Ernst Stolz, Frans Verhage
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    TLDR Women with AGA often face anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem; psychological support is important.
    This document is a compilation of studies on the psychological effects of androgenetic alopecia (AGA) on women. The studies suggest that women with AGA may experience negative psychological effects, including anxiety, depression, and social discomfort. They also tend to have lower self-esteem and body satisfaction compared to control groups. Psychological support should be considered as part of the management of AGA in women. The visibility of AGA was identified as a crucial factor in the psychological impact of the condition. More research is needed to fully understand the impact of AGA on women's psychological well-being.
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