Researchers sought to determine the accurate diagnosis underlying chronic diffuse alopecia in women. Alopecia areata patients face post-traumatic stress disorder in relation to hair loss. Researchers observed that nevus melanocytes release osteopontin ... to induce hair growth. Transgender people who get masculinizing hormone treatment have 2.5 times more cases of androgenetic alopecia. More than a third of patients with AA had symptoms of depression and anxiety. Frequent consumption of sugary beverages or drinks may be linked to male pattern hair loss Asian Americans have a higher risk of alopecia areata, compared with people of other ethnicities.