Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has told Daybreak that she is about to start treatment for alopecia.
“I probably had the best year of my life… but obviously these things build up...
“I was having an interview with Tom Bradby a few weeks ago and I noticed on a camera shot that I had a bald patch at the back of my head and I had noticed that my hair in the shower was falling out.
“I do have a friend... who has been off work and on anti-depressants – and I thought ‘goodness, this is happening to me as well’.”
A spokesman for the Conservative party has described Nadine Dorries' suggestion of running on a joint Tory-UKIP ticket in the next election as "not party policy".
"It's not going to happen," he added.
The Tory MP Nadine Dorries has said she is considering running on a joint Conservative-UKIP ticket in the next election as a way of helping the "right unite".
A Conservative party spokesman clarified soon after that this was "not going to happen".
Dorries told BBC News that she was looking at the possibility of seeking an "endorsement" from UKIP because the two parties "have some synergy" on issues like Europe and gay marriage.
"It's not [about] being adopted by UKIP. It's just seeking UKIP endorsement so that they don't put a candidate up against you at the next election.
"It's really about stopping the Labour Party taking power and keeping hold of good eurosceptic Conservatives in Parliament," she added.
Nadine Dorries has said that she "would have considered other options if she had not been reinstated as a Conservative MP."
Dorries was suspended last year following her appearance on ITV show 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here'.
Her acceptance back into the Tory fold comes amid speculation over Tory defections to Ukip.
She told ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby: "There is no secret that I want out of the European Union."
Read more: Nadine Dorries reinstated as Tory MP
David Davis is hosting a 'return of the prodigal daughter party' on Monday. whips only allowed if accompanied by responsible adult.
My whip has been restored with no conditions other than those which apply to any party MP. Work continues as normal
Vice chairman of the Conservative Party Michael Fabricant has taken to Twitter to welcome Nadine Dorries back to the party, following reports of her reinstatement.
Nadine Dorries has been given the Conservative whip back by Sir George Young, Coffee House reports.
The Conservative MP was suspended last November for appearing on the TV show I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
The MP Nadine Dorries has told ITV News that UKIP's local election result success is "the day the political landscape significantly shifted" and hopes it will serve as a wake-up call to David Cameron.
Ms Dorries was suspended from the Conservative Party after travelling to Australia to take part in the ITV reality TV show I'm A Celebrity!
"Today will always be the day the political landscape significantly shifted.
"The rise of UKIP will hopefully force David Cameron and George Osborne to reconnect with true Conservative values and work hard over the next two years to win back the core Tory vote they appeared to be determined to jettison as part of their personal quest to modernise the Conservative Party."
We have always done well in European elections. But people haven't seen us as being relevant to local elections... http://t.co/EBjez6fODy
Seems there's a market for small state, libertarian, Eurosceptic politics after all.