Male Pattern Baldness

Psychological-Signs And Symptoms(Male Pattern Baldness)

Hair thinning and baldness cause psychological stress due to their effect on appearance. Although societal interest in appearance has a long history, this particular branch of psychology came into its own during the 1960s and has gained momentum as messages associating physical attractiveness with success and happiness grow more prevalent.

People experiencing hair thinning often find themselves in a situation where their physical appearance is at odds with their own self-image and commonly worry that they appear older than they are or less attractive to others. Psychological problems due to baldness, if present, are typically most severe at the onset of symptoms.

Hair loss is a common problem. Pattern hair loss by age 50 affects about half of males and a quarter of females. Anxiety/stress and hair loss have a complex relationship, and it's probably not what you think.