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What causes trichodynia?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

It's unknown what causes trichodynia. Because it often presents in conjunction with depression, anxiety disorders and body dysmorphic disorder, some researchers believe that it's a psychological side effect of hair loss. It may also be caused by inflammation of hair follicles or increased presence of neuropeptide P on the scalp.

 

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