Is There Anything Beyond Fight-or-Flight?
In today’s world of equality between men and women, it sounds funny to talk about gender inequality in stress management, but there is definitely a gender bias at least when it comes to how men and women handle their stress and worries. Same types of stress hormones are released in their blood streams but there is subtle yet significant difference in how male and female species of human beings react to stressful situations.
Historically, all talk of men-women equality has revolved around making women equal to men as if men have superior body chemistry. But research is giving another dimension to the romanticism of equality, at least speaking from the perspective of stress management. Studies point out that there is more to stress management than the typical fight-or-flight response, and that is probably a more appropriate way to manage stress.