Gender and Mental Health

The prevalence of affective disorders, and the symptoms and treatments for them, differ significantly between males and females. Some disorders, such as schizophrenia, are more common in males while others, such as depression, are more common in females. These sex differences indicate a potential role for hormones in the emergence of affective disorders. For this discussion:

  • Identify one affective disorder that is more prevalent in males and one that is more prevalent in females.
    • How does the disorder affect one gender differently than the other? Why might this be the case?

Submit your discussion post by Wednesday.