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Anxious Girls Have Increased Brain Response


Anxious Girls Have Increased Brain Response

(epharmanews)- Michigan State University Scientists claim that brains of anxious females work much harder than those of males. This discovery may help in the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders.

The study did not intend to prove that female brain is superior to male brain. Rather it aimed at finding the effects of the overworking on females’ mental abilities and the related anxiety problems, such as obsessive compulsive disorder, or generalized anxiety disorder.

Jason Moser, lead investigator on the project, said the findings may ultimately help mental health professionals determine which girls may be prone to anxiety problems such as obsessive compulsive disorder or generalized anxiety disorder.
“This may help predict the development of anxiety issues later in life for girls,” said Moser, assistant professor of psychology. “It’s one more piece of the puzzle for us to figure out why women in general have more anxiety disorders.”

The study, reported in the International Journal of Psychophysiology, is the first to measure the correlation between worrying and error-related brain responses in the sexes using a scientifically viable sample (79 female students, 70 males).

Participants were asked to identify the middle letter in a series of five-letter groups on a computer screen. Sometimes the middle letter was the same as the other four (“FFFFF”) while sometimes it was different (“EEFEE”). Afterward they filled out questionnaires about how much they worry.

At first, results were similar for both males and females. However, as the test became more difficult, anxious females did worse, suggesting worrying got in the way of completing the test, Moser said.

“Anxious girls’ brains have to work harder to perform tasks because they have distracting thoughts and worries,” Moser said. “As a result their brains are being kind of burned out by thinking so much, which might set them up for difficulties in school. We already know that anxious kids – and especially anxious girls – have a harder time in some academic subjects such as math.

Moser and his colleagues are studying the connection between estrogen, a hormone more common in women, and increased female brain response. Estrogen is known to affect the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in learning and processing mistakes in the front part of the brain.

In addition to traditional therapies for anxiety, Moser said other ways to potentially reduce worry and improve focus include journaling – or “writing your worries down in a journal rather than letting them stick in your head” – and doing “brain games” designed to improve memory and concentration.


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