A study from Stanford University in the USA that very stressful events the brains of boys and girls in different ways. Researchers say that girls more after traumatic events and more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They also say that because of this, girls and boys should treated differently by doctors during the recovery process from PTSD. Lead researcher Dr Megan Klabunde said: "It is important that people who with traumatised youth the sex differences. Our findings it is possible that boys and girls could different trauma symptoms and that they might from different approaches to treatment."
The research on a part of the brain that with emotions and empathy, the insula. The smaller the insula, the more likely it that someone will from PTSD. Researchers discovered that the insula was particularly small in girls who had through a traumatic event. It was larger than usual in boys who had a distressing, shocking or frightening event. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental disorder that can after traumatic events, such as sexual assault, warfare, traffic collisions, or threats on a person's life. Symptoms may disturbing or suicidal thoughts, nightmares related to the events, and alterations to how a person and feels.