Just when I start thinking that maybe, just maybe, a stressful period in my life is finally diminishing - wham. Stress-related hair loss. It even has a name: telogen effluvium. My hair is thinning at an alarming rate. I wish that I'd been aware of the possibility so that I could have mentally prepared for it, instead of having this seemingly trivial condition be the straw that breaks the camel's back. I know, I know - it's just hair and it will grow back eventually. But right now, it ain't pretty.