The psychosocial consequences of androgenetic alopecia: a review of the research literature

    September 1999 in “British Journal of Dermatology
    Thomas F. Cash
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    TLDR Hair loss affects self-esteem and quality of life; treatments can help.
    This document is a compilation of summaries of various research papers on the psychological effects of androgenetic alopecia (AGA), a common form of hair loss. AGA can negatively impact self-esteem, body image, and quality of life, especially in women. Medical treatments like minoxidil and finasteride can have some psychological benefits. The document emphasizes the need for more research on the psychological effects of hair loss and the importance of providing support and treatment options for those affected. Healthcare professionals should be aware of the psychological impact of AGA and offer appropriate support and treatment options to patients.
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