Friday, February 24, 2006

Men and women differ in their reactions to stress

According to this report on American men are more likely than women to react to stress through sleep disturbance, anger or irritation. Women are more likely to feel nervous, to cry or to feel fatigue. Significant numbers of people react to stress by smoking or over-eating. This is because when stressed we seek comfort rather than what is good for us, according to Rajita Sinha, director of the Research Program on Stress, Addiction and Psychopathology at Yale University School of Medicine.

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