Depression Differs in Men and Women

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SOURCE: http://www.livescience.com/56599-depression-differs-men-women-symptoms.html

 

Women are more likely to ruminate when feeling depressed.

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Women are more likely to ruminate when feeling depressed.

Dwelling on and rehashing negative feelings, known as ruminating, occurs more commonly in women who have depression in comparison to men who have the illness. This behavior may involve negative self-talk, crying for no obvious reason and blaming oneself.

Rumination does not help people, and in fact tends to make them feel worse, Goldstein said. Unlike women, men tend to distract themselves when feeling down, which helps ease depression. [5 Controversial Mental Health Treatments]

 

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