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How is depression different for men and women?

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Common symptoms of depression include loss of interest in activities you usually enjoy, fatigue, changes in appetite, sleep problems, and apathy. In women, depression may be more likely to cause feelings of sadness and worthlessness. In men, depression may be more likely to make them withdrawn or feel irritable, aggressive, or hostile.

From: Depression in Men WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Men and Depression."

American Psychiatric Association, , 2000. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depression

American Psychiatric Association. , American Psychiatric Pub, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR

Fieve, R. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

Cleveland Clinic: "Sexual Problems and Depression."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Suicide in the US: Statistics and Prevention." 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 10, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Men and Depression."

American Psychiatric Association, , 2000. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depression

American Psychiatric Association. , American Psychiatric Pub, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR

Fieve, R. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

Cleveland Clinic: "Sexual Problems and Depression."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Suicide in the US: Statistics and Prevention." 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 10, 2018

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