New research focussed on a hormone which handles stress response in mammals has found that females were far more response to it than males, with the men being relatively unresponsive to large amounts.
Experts have said that the study may be the beginning of understanding the differences between the way males and females control their emotions.
We have known for a long time that women are far more prone to depression, post traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety problems than men but a biological difference explaining why has not been found until now.
The study was centered on a stress hormone known as corticotropinreleasing factor (CRF) which is the hormone which helps to control the body’s reaction to stress.
The leader of the study has stated that the research was conducted on animals so we can not be 100% sure that the biological mechanism is the same in people, however researchers do already know the CRF regulation is disrupted in stress-related psychiatric disorders and could help to explain why women are twice as vulnerable to stress related disorder than men.
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