Saturday, 27 July 2013

Depression in Men?

Marilyn Monroe - if various internet sources are correct - suffered from depression. A typical female disorder? Statistics from the NIH show that women are 70% more likely to experience depression during their lifetime. But...



... according to the gender medicine approach, men seem to suffer from depression as often as women. Men are just less often diagnosed with depression. Statistical differences between men and women are explained by differences in gender roles (e.g. not seeking help), coping styles (e.g. substance abuse) and symptoms leading to an underestimation of the true rates. Men show more anger, aggression and irritability - symptoms that are usually not associated with depression as we are used to focusing on "traditional female symptoms" (see). Once again the behaviour and experience of the dominant group (here women) is seen as normative and those in the nondominant group (here men) are seen as "different". Depression needs to be taken seriously, the relative lack of research on gender and depression raises public health concerns (Addis, 2008).



Addis, M. E. (2008) Gender and Depression in Men. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 15(3), 153-166 (photos via and via)

16 comments:

  1. Woooooooooooooo! This very pic of MM is so unique. Great find, indeed!

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  2. Thanks, she looks so different here, so nice. If I remember correctly, it was one of the last ones taken of her.

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  3. Such a sweet photograph! Many thanks for sharing this, such a beauty she was.

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  4. Thank you for your nice comment. I've just read that the photographer - Bert Stern - passed away last month; the photograph is part of "The Last Sitting".

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  5. Well said, she looks different here, outstandingly beautiful, truly.

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    1. There is another one with a different look which you might like, called "Teasing", e.g. via www.artnet.de/ag/fineartdetail.asp?wid=426183460&gid=16095

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  6. Where was this blog in the past years?? ;-) Love it, keep it up! Best, Patty Griffin

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging words; I will keep it up ;-)

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  7. A sincere thank you for your sharing of knowledge.

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    1. Thank you very much for your feedback.

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  8. Abbie Winterburn28 July 2013 at 18:20

    Absolutely, I agree with Sam and good luck with your blog, I look fw to reading your future postings.

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    1. Wishing me good luck is really kind of you, thanks!

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  9. I dig this pic of MM. Awesome shot.

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  10. This blog is beautiful ;)

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