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Men Suffer from Depression More than Women Do - Says Who?

Gender and Depression in Men, by Michael E. Addis

Posted By: Continuing Education Editor
Posted On: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Filed Under: Interesting, Informative

When the symptoms used to measure depression are the same, women are twice as likely as men to suffer from depression. If we change that assumption and define depression with male gender based symptoms i.e. anger/aggression, substance abuse, and risk-taking behaviors studies, there is no significant difference in the rate of depression between the genders.

In Gender and Depression in Men, by Michael E. Addis, "The sex differences framework assumes that depression in men is best understood by comparing men and women on a range of depression-related variables. The masked depression framework assumes that many men who present with problems other than depression are actually experiencing an underlying depression that is transformed into other more externalizing symptoms due to proscriptive gender norms. The masculine depression framework assumes that restrictive masculine gender norms affect how some men express and respond to depression and create a phenotypic variant of the disorder characterized primarily by externalizing symptoms. The gendered responding framework assumes that gender plays a role in the way all individuals respond to distressing emotions ranging from basic negative affect to an episode of manor depression." "continue reading"

 

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