Gender Brain Stress Differences
“It’s not that bad. Just get over it!” Many a female has heard these words when she was expressing her perception of a stressor that is staring her in the face. There has been a great deal of confusion about the reason the female brain seems to have a higher risk for stress-related disorders such as depression and PTSD. Recent research is pointing to how differently the male and female brains respond to stress. Knowing this, there is something that you can do.
This seminar is designed to share information derived from studies that have shown how differently male and female brains respond to stressors and to the release of an extremely powerful hormone-neurotransmitter combination known as CRF (corticotropin releasing factor). This is important information for a female brain (that tends to overreact) and for a male brain (that tends to underreact). These two major differences may be at the root of a great deal of misunderstanding and conflict around how to deal with stressors. And, yes, there is something you can do about it.
SUGGESTED TIME FRAME
This seminar can be presented in one 50-minute session.
Individuals who want to improve stress-management and enhance communication and understanding with the opposite gender.
Upon completion of the seminar, participants should be able to:
- List three functions that CRF can impact
- Describe how neurons in the female brain’s alarm center respond to a stressor
- State the difference in how neurons in the male brain’s alarm center respond
- Identify how each brain can help each other respond effectively to stressors
- State the link between CRF and the female brain’s risk for stress-related diseases
Presented by Arlene R. Taylor PhD
Brain Function Specialist, Realizations Inc