Gender Differences in Depression

  title={Gender Differences in Depression},
  author={Susan Nolen-Hoeksema},
From early adolescence through adulthood, women are twice as likely as men to experience depression. Many different explanations for this gender difference in depression have been offered, but none seems to fully explain it. Recent research has focused on gender differences in stress responses, and in exposure to certain stressors. I review this research and describe how gender differences in stress experiences and stress reactivity may interact to create women’s greater vulnerability to… CONTINUE READING
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