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Are there mood disorders only women get?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Mood

Ones associated with the menstrual cycles, called premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

In brief: Mood

Ones associated with the menstrual cycles, called premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Patricia Foster
Also post-partum depression.
Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not Really

While depression is more common in women both genders can certainly get it.
In the past they used to speak about women being more likely to show their depression through sadness & men through anger. The incidence of bipolar disorder is equal for both genders.

In brief: Not Really

While depression is more common in women both genders can certainly get it.
In the past they used to speak about women being more likely to show their depression through sadness & men through anger. The incidence of bipolar disorder is equal for both genders.
Dr. Horacio Capote
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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sort of

All major mood disorders occur in both sexes with a slightly higher percentage in women.
A form of depressed mood that only occurrs in women would be pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder which occurs starting a week before menses. This is classified as being different from being "pre-menstrual" the other disorder would be depressed mood related to menopause.

In brief: Sort of

All major mood disorders occur in both sexes with a slightly higher percentage in women.
A form of depressed mood that only occurrs in women would be pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder which occurs starting a week before menses. This is classified as being different from being "pre-menstrual" the other disorder would be depressed mood related to menopause.
Dr. Brad Bobrin
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Dr. Alan Ali
Also, mood DO related to Contraceptive pill.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine

In brief: There are

Probably the most common one that comes to mind is premenstrual dysphoric disorder which is like severe PMS.
Since only women have a period only woman can suffer from this.

In brief: There are

Probably the most common one that comes to mind is premenstrual dysphoric disorder which is like severe PMS.
Since only women have a period only woman can suffer from this.
Dr. Stephen Southard
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Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Psychiatry

In brief: Estrogen progestero.

Both sexes get depression and both kind unipolar and bipolar kind the expressions are different due to hormones .
Also the sex ss also sit on serotonin receptors which are happy juices so as we age the sex juice goes down so does the happy juice . Pregancy mentrual cycle and menopause have the same impact , boys have same cycles , but no physical signs to go with it but they have menopause too.

In brief: Estrogen progestero.

Both sexes get depression and both kind unipolar and bipolar kind the expressions are different due to hormones .
Also the sex ss also sit on serotonin receptors which are happy juices so as we age the sex juice goes down so does the happy juice . Pregancy mentrual cycle and menopause have the same impact , boys have same cycles , but no physical signs to go with it but they have menopause too.
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
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