Alec Baker, Psy.D.

Is Depression in Men Taboo?

Is Depression in Men Taboo?

Men are less likely to be perceived as being depressed, even when their symptoms are the exact same as a woman with depression, according to a recent study. When presented with a story of a fictional depressed woman, study participants were very inclined to identify the woman as being depressed. However, when the same story (only using a man’s name) was presented, participants only correctly identified depression about half as often. This may be due to the stereotype of men being tougher, and more resilient to such things that leads people to believe that men with symptoms of depression don’t actually have a problem.

 

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