Do the symptoms of depression differ in men and women?
Symptoms of depression differ in men and women; men tend to be more irritable and act out, while women often cry and sleep more. Watch as psychologist Jeffrey Gardere, PhD, discusses how the symptoms of depression are different in men and women.
We socialize men to be much more aggressive, and we socialize women to be much more quiet.
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The latest studies have shown that there is a difference between men and women when it comes to their symptoms and depression.
Men happened to be much more irritable. They happened to act out more as far as anger, while women
tend to cry a little bit more and tend to spend more time sleeping. We believe this has a lot to do with the way
that we socialize the sexes. In other words, we socialize men to be much more aggressive,
and we socialize women to be much more quiet. [CALM, BRIGHT MUSIC]
What we tend to see in depression and the difference between the sexes-- women are more likely to go to therapy
and talk about what their issues are with regard to their emotions, while men tend to be a lot more silent.
As a matter of fact, they may not engage in therapy as much and may act out more by perhaps abusing drugs and alcohol.
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