Thank you for taking your time to send in your valued opinion to Science X editors. Front Hum Neurosci. London: Routledge. During these situations, gender norms "are the default option that prescribes emotional behavior" F Faculty Reviews are commissioned from members of the prestigious F Faculty and are edited as a service to readers.
Sex differences in psychology are differences in the mental functions and behaviors of the sexes, and are due to a complex interplay of biologicaldevelopmentaland cultural factors. However, in the context of modern plasticity research, we must take considerably more account of the fact that the brain can adapt and change anatomically and functionally through practice and learning 58.
The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. The sex differences in the effect of stress on learning appear to be mediated by differences in the critical brain regions involved. Socially mediated gender roles have a significant impact on psychosocial factors associated with risk, sickness behavior and coping strategies.
Unconditioned responses and functional fear networks in human classical conditioning. The Lancet Psychiatry. Women showed greater changes in activation than men within the amygdala and the dorsal and rostral anterior cingulate cortices during fear conditioning.
Sex differences in fear memory and extinction of mice with forebrain-specific disruption of the mineralocorticoid receptor. Sexual Minorities.
Acknowledgements We appreciate the helpful and thoughtful comments on this manuscript from the members of the Behavioral Neuroscience Program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. The inconsistent findings on sex differences in fear conditioning and extinction may be explained in part by the influence of gonadal hormones.
Conclusions The goals of this review are to 1 present current literature on hormonal influences on fear and stress mechanisms that may underlie sex differences in anxiety disorders and 2 highlight the gaps that need to be difference between sex differences and gender differences in depression in Bunbury in order to enhance our understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment of anxiety disorders.
Together, these findings highlight the vmPFC as a brain region that not only modulates fear, but is also affected by interactions between stress and estrogen and may be disrupted in anxiety disorders. In general, too little attention has been paid to the definition and handling of depression and the gender-related requirements it makes on the healthcare system.
These differences contribute to an overall worse quality of life for women suffering from anxiety disorders compared to men with these disorders Breslau et al. The functional neuroanatomy of PTSD: a critical review.
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