Saturday, 10 Mar, 2007 Science

Aggressive women - genes' fault


A new research has found the true cause of aggressive behavior in women. The University of Pittsburgh conducted a study where it was revealed that variations in serotonin receptor gene are closely related to hostility and ill temper in women.

As it was previously showed by various researches, the hormone serotonin plays an important part in regulating aggressive behavior for animals and people. Thus the lower level of serotonin, the more are the chances that an individual will show hostility or act in aggressive and anxious manner. The high level of serotonin will contribute to feelings of happiness, emotional gratification and be an effective stress killer.

The genetic study of Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Program aimed to find scientific proof to the link between alterations in the serotonin receptor 2C gene and aggressive behavior.

The research took place in Behavioral Physiology Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh, where 550 women of European origin were tested to find genetic evidence for aggression. The scientific study included genetic analysis together with two psychological tests on anger and aggression. It showed that those women who had one or both variation in serotonin receptor 2C gene also show a low level of aggression on test results.

This discovery presents an increased interest not only for psychologists, but also for those doctors who deal with diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and glucose metabolism. These conditions are known to have a relation with aggressive feelings. The close association of genetic marker makes it easier to foresee the signs of hypertension or other related diseases.

The results will be discussed by scientists of University of Pittsburgh at American Psychosomatic Society's Annual Meeting in Budapest.


55 votes

//13 Dec 19, 2009 03:48 AM | posted by: Markus
It is very interesting to read that 550 woman were tested and I wonder how many woman admitted that they were of one or the other type. It is also good to know for all sexes that there are woman that suffer from aggression and that they can be helped hopefully one day in the future.
49 votes

//12 Feb 28, 2009 10:17 PM | posted by: shelly
as a woman who gets angry at times find it helpful to get to the root of the anger. What riggers these emotions and how to ovoid them altogether if possible, or how to confront the triggers in a positive manner that will not be a result of negativity that sometimes result from anger. In all your anger sin not says the good book(holy bible). Follow this rule and anger will become a thing of the past. anger for rightousness is good but sin not
57 votes

//11 Oct 09, 2008 06:32 PM | posted by: summer_rain [InfoMANIAC]
"Love and other moments are just chemical reatctions in your brain,
And feelings of aggression are the absence of the love drug in your veins..."
Hope that says it all... :)
37 votes

//10 Oct 09, 2008 06:17 PM | posted by: summer_rain [InfoMANIAC]
Yeah well, we, women, are hard to bear, you guys, just have no other choice than accept us the way we are.... :)
58 votes

//9 Aug 26, 2008 08:23 AM | posted by: Amy
Maybe they're just angry because they aren't allowed the right to express the full spectrum of emotion? Denying someone the right to their feelings, or to justice, would make me pretty angry too.
51 votes

//8 Apr 09, 2008 06:52 AM | posted by: Unique
I am a extremely aggressive women, I dont see a problem with it, why is it that its ok for men to say whatever they want but its a crime for women?? and as for the firt person saying he or she took paxil to please their offense but thats fucking stupid. Every person is born to have their own personality ....dont cover it up with drugs just to please others. Be You.
50 votes

//7 Mar 18, 2008 07:09 PM | posted by: Unknown
I took Paxil for this type of behavior and it all but disappeared. I am so much happier with the way I behave and my family finally listens to me because instead of 'attacking' I, much more kindly, suggest. :)
56 votes

//6 Feb 21, 2008 08:55 PM | posted by: to be of
The link could be attributted to outside factors.
51 votes

//5 Nov 16, 2007 04:46 AM | posted by: Shawnie
I want to know how come they aren't looking for the hostility gene in men? Why are they just comparing aggressiveness to "anger" and "hostility". What about "bold" and "assertive"?
51 votes

//4 Nov 01, 2007 09:41 PM | posted by: khaled
58 votes

//3 Jun 16, 2007 11:00 AM | posted by: DK
Sorry, Pedro, we do not yet supper mail subscriptions. And more over, we don't hide information from our reader, we publish everything we've got... so everything you're read, is just about everything we have... sorry.
51 votes

//2 Jun 16, 2007 11:00 AM | posted by: grumbler [InfoMANIAC]
Can you send me more information for my ex- girlfriend.Please
51 votes

//1 May 01, 2007 06:21 PM | posted by: TiredOfBeingAttacked
Is there a way to order some of this stuff and give it to my wife? She's the most hostile and unreasonable woman on the planet.

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