A 22-year-old member asked:
Are women especially vulnerable to depression?
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Dr. Anne Sagalynanswered
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Yes, but...: Statistically, women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression. Men are 2-3 times more likely to become alcoholics. Bipolar disorder, which is part of the depression spectrum effects men and women equally. Imo, men are equally likely to have depression, but tend to get diagnosed less frequently than women and use alcohol instead.
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