Biological factors associated with female anxiety
Women are two times more likely to develop an anxiety disorder than men. However,
biological factors associated with this increased risk is not well understood. We
study the influence of endogenous (made naturally in the body) reproductive hormones
(i.e., estrogen and progesterone) and exogenous (pharmacologically induced) hormone
modulators (i.e., combined oral contraceptives) on emotion regulatory behaviors in
women compared to men.