Stress response for men and women biologically is different

Men and women have been shown to have biologically unique responses to stress. When encountering stress or a stressful stimulus, men produce more adrenaline and cortisol than women, so the “fight or flight” response is engaged, and this is truly and measurably more pronounced.

In women, however, the release of oxytocin is activated by the sympathetic nervous system—which is often termed the “tend and befriend” reaction. The results and responses by gender (male vs. female) are very real.

Read Dr. Brynna Connor’s contribution to the article in upjourney.com, entitled, “Why and How Do Men and Women Handle Stress Differently?



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