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Hairloss = Depression, Why Are There No Studies?

Discussion in 'The Impact of Hair Loss' started by swingline747, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. swingline747

    swingline747 Senior Member My Regimen

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    A while ago I looked around on the web to try and find definite studies and evidence that hairloss is correlated with depression and had like zero luck. I find that depression causes hairloss but not the reverse. I can find how the worst and most depressing part of cancer is the hair loss but why when I research male pattern baldness and depression I get NOTHING.
    I cant believe there have been no real studies on this, I also cant believe it isnt true when self esteem is such a huge issue with hair loss.

    Are there honestly just zero studies on the issue or could it just be being pushed down for some reason?

    Thoughts? (thoughts aside the "no one cares about guys problems" thoughts)
     
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    Armando Jose Senior Member My Regimen

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    Off the toppic
    Lola Flores, a insigne woman singer, rejected cancer drugs for mantaining her hair.
     
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    badhabiz Established Member My Regimen

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    Tells you much
     
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    swingline747 Senior Member My Regimen

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    thanks for these but the first link is about alopecia (I was specifically looking for male pattern baldness) and still says the research into psych is secondary and more focused on women. I think Ive actually seen that one.

    second one is about women, I should have specified more that Im only looking for men. Ive seen plenty for women. In my OP I did mention for male pattern baldness. sorry if it was not clear still. I did also add the "no one cares about guys problems" as well though. I could re clarify my OP if you want.

    third is interesting, Ill have to finish reading it but even this and the last are more geared towards women.

    Im looking for the psych impact on men with male pattern baldness.

    Thanks tho
     
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    BalderBaldyBald Experienced Member My Regimen

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    You won't find many papers but there are some.
    In one sentence : "Man up brah, go lift, get ripped and a tan, and stop crying faggot"
     
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    karatekid Established Member My Regimen

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    I wrote this exact thing as a comment for one of the threads here, I guess you read it and wanted to check yourself?

    Yes it is weird, like all the connection between hairloss and depression is that depression can lead to hairloss lol.
    And yes I think that fact that no one cares about men's problems probably sums it up, just shut up and do your job asshole.

    And about the cancer patient - its all true, they did some tv program about cancer patients, and in the end they asked them "what's the thing you most afraid of in this process?" guess what they answered? yes, losing their hair.
     
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    swingline747 Senior Member My Regimen

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    honestly no, I never read it and this has ALWAYS bothered me. Of course some of the OP is going to be picked and parted from stuff we've all talked about here but the gist of it is something Ive always felt concerned with.
    I feel like if hairloss was recognized to cause (link) with depression then Insurance might be pushed to cover treatments and procedures which they dont want to do so its just never brought out the in the public. I wonder if we here have enough connections and clout to do studies or get someone interested.
     
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    spring15 Senior Member My Regimen

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    If you're already prone to depression, then hair loss could be a trigger if you really value your hair (like us)

    Otherwise no since many bald men are happy
     
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    There is a scarcity of studies.
     
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    Exodus2011 Senior Member My Regimen

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    The bald men who dont care usually just have low self awareness or have compensating features like height and frame.
     
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    It's certainly an interesting area of research. I would assume that men have been worrying about baldness for as long as humans have existed, but only fairly recently has there been (slightly) more awareness as to how much it can affect them.
     
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    DHTcel Experienced Member My Regimen

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    https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...-baldness-to-be-an-issue.124510/#post-1827200

    check out my related thread, baldness = lack of female intimacy = depression
     

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