How men and women experience depression differently

January 14, 2015 10:00 AM

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How men and women experience depression differently

Depressive disorders are a complex and often confusing family of conditions. Sometimes lumped under the general term “depression,” these disorders can cause any combination of several symptoms. Because of this, depressive disorders manifest in a variety of ways, making them sometimes difficult to diagnose.

The most common form of depression, major depressive disorder, can come on at any age or stage in life. Older people tend to experience many similar symptoms, as do new mothers. Women experience depression at twice the rate of men, and the genders often experience depression in distinctly different ...

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