Your brain’s sex can make you ill

Nah.. The title doesn’t mean that you’ll get ill if you’re a male or female. It simply says that the illness depends on which brain type you have. Curious? You can read the whole article here, but I’ll quote some part of it for you who doesn’t want to bother to visit BBC emoticon

Doctors know that women are more likely than men to have depression, anxiety or an eating disorder, while men are at higher risk of Parkinson’s disease. Post-mortem and brain imaging studies show that male and female brains are physically different. Now scientists say they can to link the two together and suggest future disease cures may be "gender-specific".

Even the illness itself is able to be differentiated as ‘male’ or ‘female’. Means, we can say ‘she’ or ‘he’ for each illness (I really wonder how the ‘gender activists’ -you may say feminist or else- will say about this).

The sex of a brain is decided in the mother’s womb and depends, among other factors, on hormone levels. Higher levels of testosterone makes a male brain and oestrogen a female one.

So in the future we can get specific medication according to our gender:

I think we are realising that drugs have to be personalised, said Dr Glenda Gillies, Imperial College London

Just to add the interesting part, you can test your brain’s sex here.

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