Health & Fitness 5 ways depression affects men and women differently

10:41  16 july  2017
10:41  16 july  2017 Source:   Country Living (UK)

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One in four people suffer from a mental illness in the UK at some point in their life, including anxiety and depression. It goes without saying that both men and women are affected by mental health problems, but do they always feel the effects in the same way?

According to a new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge, men and women actually react differently to depression, which in turn suggests separate treatments may be needed.

Research shows that depression affects more women than men, but that man are more likely to react to it in the most extreme ways.

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Due to biological reasons, this debilitating condition affects the sexes differently . - # depression . While men and women share a core set of depression symptoms, which include a lack of motivation and disturbed sleep patterns, the Current TV Shows That Actually Depict Depression In A Real Way .

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The research, published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, studied how male and female brains of depressed teenagers and young adults responded to negative stimuli. They conducted brain scans on 82 female and 24 male patients suffering from depression, and then 24 healthy women and 10 healthy men. At the same time as flashing images at the participants, including ones that were sad, happy and neutral, they recorded scans of their brains.

The differences found between the sexes:

1. Depression affects brain activity differently between males and females, in areas such as the supramarginal gyrus and posterior cingulate. For example, men were found to have higher activity in the supermarginal gyrus in response to negative words, and lower activity with positive words compared with women.

Young women are more likely to report mental health problems than young men

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Compared with women , depressed men are also more likely to suffer serious consequences from their If she has survived a suicide attempt by choosing way like consuming sleeping pills or slitting her Our finding suggests that early in adolescence, depression might affect the brain differently

2. Research suggests that depression is more common in women due to body image issues, hormone changes and genetics. Previous studies have shown that females have a greater likelihood of inheriting depression.

3. Females are more prone to negative thinking styles than males. They reflect on negative things in their lives more often.

4. By 15-years-old, girls are twice as likely to have serious depression compared to males of the same age. However men and boys are more likely to turn to substance abuse or take their own lives than girls.

5. "Men are more liable to suffer from persistent depression, whereas in women depression tends to be more episodic," University of Cambridge researcher Jie-Yu Chuang told Mail Online.

Mr Chuang said the findings show that sex-specific treatment and prevention strategies should be seen as a possibility for adolescent sufferers of depression. 

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Conflicts between family and work influenced depression risk for both sexes, but in different ways . Even though more women are in the work force, and more men take family responsibilities, " men and women , they may view their family role or their work differently ," said study researcher JianLi Wang

Men and women appear to suffer from depression differently , and this is particularly striking in adolescents. "Our finding suggests that early in adolescence, depression might affect the brain differently between boys and girls.

What can we learn from this?

5 ways depression affects men and women differently © Dimitri Otis / Getty 5 ways depression affects men and women differently

The most important lesson to take from this research is that, whatever the gender, age or situation of the person suffering from depression, it is important for them to seek help.

If you or someone you know are suffering from a mental health condition, here are a few things you can do:

Contact your GP who will be able to give you a medical assessment and make necessary referrals and give advice.

Visit the NHS depression advice pages to get more information. They also have advice on anxiety.

Enroll on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) course. These are often courses of around six weeks that equip you with practical methods and new ways of thinking to help you combat your own anxious thoughts and worries. You can be referred by your GP or enquire through your council about local services in your area.

Explore websites such as Anxiety UK and Mind, both of which have a range of self-help resources and support options available.

Download an app. There are a whole host of apps that can be downloaded to your phone, tablet or computer that promote calm and relaxation. The NHS recommend Stop, Breathe & Think and Headspace, among others. Read their full list here.

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5 ways depression affects men and women differently .
And how they can both seek helpAccording to a new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge, men and women actually react differently to depression, which in turn suggests separate treatments may be needed.

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