Researchers have found that depression ranges slightly differently between men and women. Studies have identified that each gender possesses specific transcriptional signatures which could suggest particular treatments for both sexes.
Although men don’t generally recognize or accept their symptoms of depression, statistically around six million men suffer from depression each year, in the United States alone.
Depression was once considered a woman’s disorder and was assumed to be linked with their hormones and premenstrual syndrome. The stereotypical mindset of this idea still lingers among some people. This could be a possible reason for provoking the unacceptance of depression in men.
The signs of depression are generally similar to that of women. However, men tend to express these symptoms differently.
The more obvious symptoms of depression in men include:
- Changes in appetite.
- Loss of interest in usually pleasurable activities.
- Low self-esteem.
- Reduced sex drive.
- Suicidal thoughts.
- Trouble sleeping.
When it comes to women, depression is incredibly common. Statistically, around 25% of women will experience depression at some point in their lives and are twice as likely to experience depression as men.
Depression in women differs from men in many ways:
- Depression with women may occur earlier and last longer.
- Depression may happen for women through the experience of stressful events in their lives.
- Suicide is far less common in women than in men.
- Depressed women are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol.
The most significant difference between depression in men and women is that women tend to be more sad and emotional when experiencing depression. However, when it comes to men, they tend to be more hostile, irritable, and aggressive.
Whether a man or woman is experiencing depression, the ultimate goal is to remove this distressing disorder from their lives. Seeking the right Winter garden psychiatrist can ensure the betterment of individual health and allow achievement of personal goals.
Silver Lining Psychiatry is an Orlando Psychiatric Institute whose ultimate goal is to make sure each patient receives the right amount of treatment and care through psychiatric evaluation and medical treatment to ensure individual betterment.