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The psychological impact of alopecia

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The psychological impact of alopecia

Some people take an baldness as inevitable in life and do not have too much problem accepting it However, there are many more people suffering from anxiety and depression because the fall of hair.

If Alopecia is causing you problems, if treatments fail or do not work as expected, what you will do if the situation continues to deteriorate? From the psychological point of view, how do you deal with the situation?

It might not be your situation, but the fact of becoming bald is unacceptable for many people. Nobody likes to lose hair, especially in a world where superficiality and aesthetics are too important.

Some feel that we show more age than we have, only because we do not have hair or do not have enough hair. Others may accept it but will never again feel comfortable with their new appearance. And in the most severe cases, they change their lifestyle solely by this problem.

Alopecia is something that nobody would want to suffer. People who do not have the problem ignore he impact it can have on oneself. Note that there are people who suffer because they simply cannot feel comfortable with their new appearance.

Most people do not publicly understand the importance of the problem. Some believe that alopecia is irreversible, then they decide to -socially- rest importance when in fact on many occasions would like to recover their former appearance.

The Alopecia doesn’t attack social strata. The famous people who have to pose in front of a camera, not only are affected psychologically but it can change life professionally. Anyone who works in an office can feel a low self-esteem to be different from their peers.

Adolescents who still attend school or university, may be reduced compared to the opposite sex or uncomfortable when they are the only group of bald. Already we see that it is not exclusive to one age or social stratum.

Nevertheless, it is socially "accepted" that men might be bald. There are hundreds of examples where a head is depopulated even attractive. Andre Agassi suffers the same problem as all of us and yet completely decided to shave his hair. He does not seem very unhappy with his image.

Phil Collins is not affected in the slightest hair loss (though the photo disguises), and Sean Connery is found very attractive, despite being bald.

We find many men to trivialize the issue and continue with their lives without being affected in any way. And best of the matter is that really does not affect them.

Now take the case of women. They are a real cause of depression and in some sense, have more rights than men. It is not socially accepted that women can become bald. If you've never seen any, it is because they definitely do something about it. A treatment that works fast or a wig or implement, but it is difficult to see a bald woman in the street.

Unfortunately for them, the treatments are rare. Men have many options to fight baldness, especially if it starts in their early stages.

While there are cases where Finasteride does not work, for the vast majority of men is almost guaranteed if the solution starts in the early years of Alopecia. Women do not that option, they do not have a female Propecia. There are topical lotions operating fairly well, but no treatment can be compared with the effectiveness of those exclusive to men.

Fortunately, they have less tendency to Alopecia and how they develop is very different from that of men. In women, the hair becomes thinner and in some cases may be areas of bare scalp.

If you are a man or woman and recognize that Alopecia is affecting your life, without a doubt you should consult a professional. And we are not talking about a surgeon but a professional psychologist who can help to develop improvement. Maybe then you want to start treatment or perhaps it no longer affects you, but it is important that you continue your life normally, with or without hair.

If you take a moment and consider, you will notice that Alopecia is not really so serious. True, it can affect you esthetically or physically, but I assure you it is much worse as you look at yourself than the other.

We have the ability to find flaws in ourselves that others do not even perceive. When we look at a mirror, the first thing you do is find that little imperfection we do not like.

Is it really so important? As soon as we are concerned, it is very important. When you get to see the problem from a more comprehensive way, we accept it and laugh at ourselves.

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2 Reviews about The psychological impact of alopecia
on 13/11/2015
Very true that last line of the article, that what's most important is that we learn to accept ourselves as we are. Ths tendency that we have of critiquing ourselves, for whatever reason, is unhealthy. If we don't address the root of the problem, we'll just critique ourselves for something else.
on 30/12/2013
It is very bad for men indeed, so I think that the women may suffer more if they have this problem, as men can just shave their heads and it is a nice style, maybe some men are not sure about that but still it is a good solution, while a shaved woman would look like a hairless man right?

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