It is possible that E2 or the various estrous stages might not have any effect on social anxiety in females but they may alter other aspects of anxiety-like behaviors ie, fear of heights, fear of open spaces, and fear of light…etc. Overall, it seems that there may be profound sex differences in anxiety-like behavior and in the way that males and females react to stressful or threatening stimuli, thus resulting in the need for more studies delving into the mechanisms, which mediate sex differences in anxiety responses.
Crucially, altered gyrification is thought to reflect early cortical development [ 22 — 25 ], whereas altered cortical thickness is associated with later cortical maturation during childhood and adolescence [ 2627 ].
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Brain regions that are associated with understanding the thoughts and intentions of other people also seem linked with sexual feelings. Introduction Child abuse is associated with elevated risk for a wide range of internalizing and externalizing psychopathology in children and adolescents McLaughlin et al.
Prospective, longitudinal research is needed to assess whether structural brain differences in adolescence mediate or moderate elevated rates of both externalizing and internalizing psychopathology at follow-up, both in later adolescence and adulthood. Higher levels of externalizing psychopathology were associated with brain sex differences orbitofrontal cortex and did in Bury thickness of the PHG.
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Brain mapping: its use in patients with neurological disorders. Moreover, cortical thickness and surface area are differentially influenced by development Raznahan et al. Delineations were also verified by using three human brain atlases.
A topography of executive functions and their interactions revealed by functional magnetic resonance imaging. Sex differences in regional gray matter in healthy individuals aged years: A voxel-based morphometric study.
One of the most convincing studies demonstrating this association was published by Revest et al. Kritzer MF: Regional, laminar, and cellular distribution of immunoreactivity for ER alpha and ER beta in the cerebral cortex of hormonally intact, adult male and female rats.
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