New York: Women are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety-related disorders because the sex hormone oestrogen drives more blood to the heads of young women compared to men, says IANS.

It is during puberty that the gender difference may originate, a significant study indicated. “These results may have important implications for neuropsychiatric disorders with adolescent onset and strong gender disparities such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia,” said Theodore Satterthwaite, a professor at University of Pennsylvania.

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