Chronic Telogen Effluvium
Alright, so a little under two years ago, I found myself completely depressed by my life situation and embarked on a strict exercise and diet regimen. Needless to say, after some time I became overly obsessed with my self image and pretty much entered crash diet mode. 4 to 5 months later, I realized the hair on the front of my head seemed to be getting thinner. Over the following months the loss progressed in a diffuse manner with no particular pattern. I have been losing hair for about a year and a half and, although I still have a relatively intact hairline (I buzzed my head and it doesn't look too bad), things don't seem to be improving. All of this is made worst by the fact that I have recently become fairly successful in a career path that demands that I maintain a certain image.
There is no history of hairloss in my family, although I realize that's not necessarily all that matters. My question is this: is it possible for a bout of telogen effluvium kicked off by a few months of crash dieting to have lasted this long, or am I most likely experiencing some sort of permanent diffuse shedding?