A new study has found that women are twice as likely as men to develop stress-induced diseases like depression or post traumatic stress.
The study may explain why. It uncovered evidence in animals that suggests that males benefit from having a protein that regulates and diminishes the brain's stress signals more effectively.
Females reportedly lack that protein.
Scientists also discovered that a second protein that helps process such stress signals more effectively, making them more potent, is much more effective in females than males.