Gender Differences in Risk-Taking, Impulsivity, and Inhibitory Control Related to PTSD
Gender differences in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) prevalence are well documented, with women showing a near twofold risk of PTSD diagnosis compared to men. However, in contrast to other symptoms of PTSD, the reckless and self-destructive behavior symptom has been shown to be more prevalent in men than in women. The mechanisms responsible for gender differences in PTSD symptoms are broadly understood through theories of individual differences in risk-taking, social psychology, and PTSD, but none adequately account for potential neurocognitive mechanisms that may contribute to such ...
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