local public school that served the affected residential area. A total of 333 children and adolescents from grades 3 through 10 participated in the study 16 months after the explosion. All participants filled out questionnaires to assess their trauma and distress symptoms as well as their coping strategies. The adolescents answered additional questions about pre-, peri-, and post-traumatic factors and filled out questionnaires about their trauma and distress symptoms, including aspects of
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compared to controls. However, we did not observe any sex differences in the expression of oxytocin and arginine-vasopressin mRNA in these regions. Our findings show that testosterone enhancement in pregnancy could have long-lasting effects on oxytocin and arginine-vasopressin levels in the brain of adult animals, but lead to changes in behavioral aspects of coping strategies only in males.
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