Article – It’s Seriously Depressing to Lose Your Hair

It’s Seriously Depressing to Lose Your Hair
VICE RSS Feed by Paul Willis

study two years ago by researchers in Germany revealed the psychological toll of going bald. Staff at the Charité Universitätsmedizin teaching hospital in Berlin found that the “enormous emotional burden” of hair loss caused problems of self-esteem and, in the worst cases, triggered psychological disorders like body dysmorphia and trichotillomania, an obsessive physical tic that causes the sufferer to repeatedly twist and pull their hair, making the hair loss far worse than it would ordinarily be.
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