Men are genetically prone to suffer from these neurodevelopment diseases
Gender plays a huge role in determining what ailments you may suffer from. While men are more prone to diseases like autism and schizophrenia, women tend to suffer from depression and anxiety.health Updated: Jul 05, 2018 11:42 IST
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.
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First Published: Jul 05, 2018 11:38 IST