I went through quite a difficult and traumatic break up about a year ago. Since then I have got over it but a few months ago I noticed a lot of hair shedding. Could the two be connected? The hair shedding seems to have stablised but I am noticably thinner across the top of my head – the crown area and forward, but no receding or thinning at the front. I am 33 – is it likely to just be male pattern baldness? Or am I clutching at straws thinking it might be the stress?
The break-up and your hair loss could be related, as stress-related hair loss can occur from emotional causes. Or it could be coincidence, with this being the start of genetic hair loss.
You should see a doctor for a diagnosis and make sure that he maps out your scalp for signs of balding (miniaturization).