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Are antidepressants less effective for women?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Some have hormonally related depresssions but they respond to antidepressants as well.

In brief: No

Some have hormonally related depresssions but they respond to antidepressants as well.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: ADs in women

Not necessarily.

In brief: ADs in women

Not necessarily.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry

In brief: Probably not

Women tend to get help more often and sooner than men which makes it seem as if they respond better, but in my experience outcome is not much different.
Women are more difficult to treat biologically because of their varying stages of hormonal functioning over a life time, including child bearing and menopause. Men are more likely to not take meds as ordered, start late and stop early. Not good!

In brief: Probably not

Women tend to get help more often and sooner than men which makes it seem as if they respond better, but in my experience outcome is not much different.
Women are more difficult to treat biologically because of their varying stages of hormonal functioning over a life time, including child bearing and menopause. Men are more likely to not take meds as ordered, start late and stop early. Not good!
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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