publication . Other literature type . 2010

The Male Gender Role and Depression

Liljegren, Tom;
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  • Published: 01 May 2010
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Although depression is a common mental health disorder, less research has been devoted to men's experience with depression compared to women's experiences. Although men may exhibit similar patterns of depression as women, men often have unique pattern of exhibiting depression characterized by substance abuse, irritability, aggression, and interpersonal conflict. The paper presents a review of the relevant literature on male depression and, in particular, how it is potentially affected by male gender role factors. Biological, psychological, social, and artifact theories have been proposed to explain gender differences in how depression is expressed. It is hypothe...
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free text keywords: male, gender, role, depression, mental, health, Psychology
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