Your gender may play an important role in determining whether you will suffer from neurological and mental disorders and mental like hypertension, diabetes, arthritis and depression.
Neurodevelopmental disorders are a brain function disorder that affects emotion, learning ability, self-control and memory. To understand this disparity, the researchers focused on a molecule that plays a key role in placental health.
Researchers from the University of Maryland found that women tend to suffer from depression and anxiety, while neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, early-onset schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity, affect more males. Similarly, gestational stress, maternal infection and drug exposure also affect men more.
The findings appeared in the Journal of Nature Communications.