With the development of this psychological disorder in the brain of the woman, there are complex biochemical processes. Certain genes affect the activity of the glutamate system in the brain. Violations in its work leads to increased activity of the entire nervous system. This mechanism hides the main causes of not only depression, but also schizophrenia, epilepsy and several other diseases. This writes the Psych Central.
Scientists have conducted a postmortem autopsy of the brain of people suffering from mental illness. Most of the detected genes, activating glutamate receptors affect neural functions. Increased activity of the genes was detected not only in women but also in men. However, the effect on the receptors was much more noticeable among the fairer sex.
This partly explains why women are depressed, attempt suicide 2-3 times more often than men. Men with bring it to the end 4 times more often.