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A 35-year-old member asked:

do boys have the same amount of emotional stress?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Probably: But they have more problems recognizing and verbalizing emotions--when they feel bad they try to make themselves feel better through compulsive activities (exercise work chemical dependencies etc).
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: Frequently , in our culture, boys are taught to handle their feelings differently- keep them to themselves or let them out in aggressive exercise. Teaching boys to talk about their feelings can take time, but, like anyone, they can learn that it is safe to share their feelings with someone else. Be a good role model and show that it's okay to express feelings.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Probably they do: however, they may deal with their stress in different ways than girls due to how boys and girls are taught to express their feelings. As women's liberation continues to open opportunities for girls and women and men are encouraged to become more aware of and express their feelings they will handle emotional stress in more similar ways.

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