Stress disorders and gender: implications for theory and research.

  title={Stress disorders and gender: implications for theory and research.},
  author={Cathy Carter-Snell and Kathy M Hegadoren},
  journal={The Canadian journal of nursing research = Revue canadienne de recherche en sciences infirmieres},
  volume={35 2},
Numerous epidemiological studies report increased prevalence rates for women as compared to men for stress-related disorders such as acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and major depressive disorder. Stress disorders disrupt work and home life and pose a high risk for suicide. Multiple factors contribute to the increased vulnerability in women. Physiological differences account for some of the differential. Other factors that make a significant contribution to the overall… CONTINUE READING
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