DEPRESSION MAY BE UNDERDIAGNOSED IN MEN

Depression May Be Underdiagnosed in Men

Women are about twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression, but this is not necessarily indicative of actual depression rates. Some studies have suggested that men and women exhibit different symptoms when depressed, with men more likely to show signs of anger, self-destruction, self-distractions, and irritability than sadness. When researchers take into account these alternative depression symptoms, in addition to the traditionally recognized ones, they find that approximately the same percentage of men and women—31% and 33% respectively—meet the criteria for the diagnosis. More… Discuss

 

One response to “DEPRESSION MAY BE UNDERDIAGNOSED IN MEN

  1. …plus, men seem to be more culturally discouraged from talking about their mental well-being than women are. Makes it more difficult to diagnose or treat.

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