The psychological effects of androgenetic alopecia in men

    Thomas F. Cash
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    TLDR Hair loss can cause low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression in men.
    Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) can have negative psychological effects on men, including decreased self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Men with AGA are more likely to experience psychological distress and have a lower quality of life compared to those without AGA. Studies have found that male pattern baldness can negatively impact self-esteem, body image, and social interactions. Healthcare professionals should address these concerns to manage the condition effectively. Men with high levels of hair loss and those who experience hair loss at an earlier age report more negative events and diminished positive events, resulting in greater overall body image dissatisfaction.
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