The Truth Behind Hair Loss & Depression

depressed woman losing her hair

Is your depression the root cause of your hair loss?

Hair loss is not only a physical issue. Rather, it can take an extremely serious toll on a person’s psychological and emotional well-being. A study published by the National Institutes of Health found that among 157 women who were surveyed, 54% reported some hair loss and 29% claimed to have at least two symptoms of depression.

Depression and Hair Loss

When a woman loses her hair, she is essentially losing a part of her body. When she was young her mother or father would braid her locks before school. When she was in college, she would curl her mane before class or an exciting date. Now that she’s losing her hair, she has to cope with that loss. Loss is commonly linked to depression.

Recognizing Depression

A major depressive order is diagnosed by recognizing specific symptoms and signs. A few symptoms of depression include changed feelings, lost interest, fatigue, anxiety, and changes in weight. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms as a result of your hair loss, it’s important for you to seek help.

Consult a Doctor

If you recognize that you’re experiencing symptoms of depression it’s important for you to consult a doctor. Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience a mental illness in a given year and individuals living with serious mental illness face an increased risk of developing chronic medical conditions. Identifying the disease early on can lead to early prevention of other problems. Resolving your depression will ultimately benefit your life, but it first comes with recognizing your depression and asking for help.

SCHEDULE A PROFESSIONAL WIG CONSULTATION

Bonnie Grauer, the owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 11 years and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss sufferers feel confident through her wig services. She has also previously owned Symmetry Hair Studio, where she acquired 25 years of experience in wigs and hair loss solutions.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule a private initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can visit us online or send us an email at wigsandhairsolutions@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

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