Gender differences in the prevalence of depression: a survey in primary care.

@article{Maier1999GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in the prevalence of depression: a survey in primary care.},
  author={Wolfgang Maier and Michael G{\"a}nsicke and Richard A Gater and Murat Rezaki and Bea BG Tiemens and R F Urz{\'u}a},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={1999},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={241-52}
}
Epidemiological surveys demonstrate that unipolar depression is more common in females than in males. Gender-specific cultural and social factors may contribute to the female preponderance. This study explores this possibility in a cross-cultural sample of general-practice patients systematically recruited in the WHO study "Psychological Problems in Primary Care" conducted in 14 countries with identical sampling and assessment strategies. Although absolute prevalence rates are broadly varying… CONTINUE READING

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