This interesting article talks about the differences in how men and women handle depression and offers suggestions on how women can support their significant others.
“U.S. statistics state that women experience depression much more frequently than men: 1 out of every 4 to 5 women, compared to 1 out of every 8 to 10 men. However, many experts feel these statistics are simply wrong. ‘Men experience depression probably just as much as women, but they aren’t diagnosed,’ explains Julie Totten, Founder of Families for Depression Awareness, a non-profit national organization. ‘Depressed men often get angry at others and abuse alcohol or drugs. Depressed women on the other hand may blame themselves, but then they ask their doctor for help.”