Stress can be destructive. Even brain-damaging. Although women in United States are less likely to experience most severe traumatic events, women are also more vulnerable to everyday stress—mothers, for example, are 5 times as likely as fathers to rate their stress at the highest level, says the American Psychological Association.
Fortunately, experts are learning that coping, and even prevention, are highly effective tactics to combat the entire spectrum of stress-related conditions, from worrying to extreme anxiety disorders. are highly effective. Here’s what new PTSD science can teach all of us about outsmarting stress.