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A from Stanford University suggests that events affect the brains of boys and girls . Girls could suffer more after events and be more likely to get post-traumatic stress (PTSD). They also say that girls and boys should be differently during the process from PTSD. The lead researcher said: "It is important that people who work with traumatised consider the sex differences….It is possible that boys and girls could exhibit trauma symptoms and that they might benefit from different to treatment."

The research was on a of the brain that deals with emotions and , called the insula. A smaller insula means PTSD is more . Researchers said the insula was very in girls who had experienced trauma. It was larger than in boys who had experienced a traumatic . PTSD is a mental disorder that can develop after traumatic events, such as assault, war, traffic , or life-threatening experiences. Symptoms may include disturbing or thoughts, nightmares related to the events, and to how a person thinks and feels.

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