Can stress trigger male pattern baldness?

Written by reader on December 6th, 2008

I started to get male pattern baldness from about age 21. I am losing hair at the front of my head, but haven’t lost any from the back. Could this be a result of stress? I read somewhere that stress related hair loss is usually patchy. My hairloss appears to be typical male pattern baldness, but I was wondering if it was coming on early because of the bad stress I have been under lately.