Depressed men are more likely than women to crave alcohol and develop alcohol-related disorder, according to researchers at Yale University.
CBC News reported May 12 that the study of 54 healthy adult drinkers studied responses to stressful events such as relationship problems and job loss.
“Men’s tendency to crave alcohol when upset may be a learned behavior or may be related to known gender differences in reward pathways in the brain,” said researcher Tara Chaplin. “And this tendency may contribute to risk for alcohol-use disorders.”
The research study was published online in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
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