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Sexual violence may alter how the female brain works from Futurity, 02/22/2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

img-icon-news“…there has been no established laboratory model for studying the consequences of sexual aggression and behavior on brain function in females, says Shors, lead author of the study in Scientific Reports.

‘We know very little about the brain mechanisms that account for the increase in depression and mood disorders among women who experience sexual trauma and aggression,” Shors says. “But with new approaches and attention to this issue, we can find out how the female brain responds to aggression and how to help women learn to recover from sexual violence.’ ”

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