What is the latest research on the connection between stress & hair-loss?

Is there a tie? I'm seeing conflicting articles across all of the health sites.

Doctor Answers 2

Stress Can Cause Hair Loss

Along with other things such as hormones, genetics, diet, travel, infection, autoimmune.  If you have hair loss please see an expert for an evaluation.  Best, Dr. Emer.


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Stress and hair loss

Stress contributes to all forms of genetic hair loss in men and in women. If these genes are there the predisposition for hair loss is there. 

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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