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The Gendering of Emotions Could Be Linked to Rates of Anxiety - Tonic
There are some smaller hormonal differences between genders that could act as catalysts for anxious behavior. There is evidence that estrogen and progesterone can modulate neurotransmission in a way that would enable obsessive-compulsive thoughts. Also, in men, the neurons that process stress and comfort-related hormones secrete a protein that nixes the anxiety-inducing effect of the stress-related hormone corticotropin. Mysteriously, women’s brains do not, although these neurological systems are anatomically similar.
mood  psychology  brain  emotion  gender  sex  hormones  estradiol  estrogen  testosterone  anxiety  depression  women  brains  OCD 
october 2018 by LizFlyntz

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