Just a note to let you know that I’m starting a series about men and depression at Health Central’s depression site.
I know it’s controversial to talk about differences in the way men and women experience depression. It’s always easy to let stereotypes take over. But the influence of social roles seems to me inescapable, although it’s an overlay on so many other characteristics of each individual.
Let me know what you think – and have a look at the comments too. They bring out a number of additional points.
John, I think that your article is wonderful and the series will be great. Your observations are right on target. Yes, there are some similarities, but men, women, children and teenagers all express their depression in some very different and important ways.
Hi, CC –
Thanks so much – it’s great to hear from you. I agree that each group differs, and right now I’m trying to sort out the common elements from the things that set each apart from the others.
All my best to you –