PTSD may affect brains of boys, girls differently

nsnbc : A recent study conducted at Stanford University School of Medicine suggests that a brain region that integrates emotions and actions appears to undergo accelerated maturation in adolescent girls with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but not in boys with the condition.



Researchers at Stanford found structural differences between the sexes in one part of the insula, a brain region that detects cues from the body and processes emotions and empathy.

Victor Carrion, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford and senior author of the study published online in Depression and Anxiety said:

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