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Antidepressants and Hair Loss

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Antidepressants and Hair Loss

Most people know that antidepressants are known to have several side effects. Some of these are rather serious, like a worsening of depression or a tendency to suffer from suicidal ideation. Other side effects are more minor, such as nausea or a decreased sex drive. Very few people know, however, that hair loss can be a side effect of antidepressants.

If you’ve taken antidepressants and have noticed your hair falling out, keep reading to find out about why that is happening and what you can do to mitigate the effects.

Why Do Antidepressants Cause Hair Loss?

Hair falls out of your head while taking antidepressants due to a condition called telogen effluvium. This condition makes your hair fall out due to an underlying source of stress, such as illness, surgery, or in this case, medication. The changes happening to your body as a result of the antidepressant forces your hair follicles into the resting stage of hair growth. In this resting stage, the hair strands are more vulnerable to falling out when you’re brushing your hair or taking a shower.

What Can I Do?

If you think that your antidepressants are causing your hair to fall out, the first thing you should do is contact your doctor. Your doctor can discuss all your options with you. They might have you change antidepressants, or try our medications or ointments that can help stimulate hair growth.

If you think that your antidepressants are causing your hair to fall out, the first thing you should do is contact your doctor. Your doctor can discuss all your options with you. They might have you change antidepressants, or try our medications or ointments that can help stimulate hair growth.

You may also want to try out cosmetic procedures to help your head look more full. One such solution is the scalp micropigmentation services offered at a clinic in San Antonio, Hairline Ink. These services utilize pigments to fill in the hairline, giving the appearance that your hair never fell out in the first place!

No matter what solution you choose, stay rest assured that you have options.

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