Gender Differences

Suicide Risk Fluctuates Across the Menstrual Cycle, Affecting Different Women Differently, Study Finds
Women and men are known to have different vulnerabilities to psychiatric and other illnesses. There are a variety of reasons, including biological differences between the sexes and a vast number of… Read More
Analysis of Brain Scans Reveals Differences in Brains of Boys and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Researchers have reported distinct brain differences that enable them to distinguish between males and females with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The distinguishing brain features involve… Read More
Brexanolone Reduces Postpartum Depression in Preliminary Clinical Trial
Infusion of the experimental drug brexanolone dramatically reduced the symptoms of severe postpartum depression in a small, randomized clinical trial reported June 12 in the journal The Lancet. The… Read More
Maternal Stress on Offspring
Researchers have found that two hormones can modify the effects of maternal stress on a number of childhood behaviors, according to an article in Frontiers in Endocrinology. The study, which was… Read More
Research newly reported in the journal Molecular Psychiatry could help doctors identify women who are most at risk for suicide, using biological markers that can be measured in the blood and a newly… Read More