Chapter 5 Gender.docx - There are several accusations to explain the understanding of woman being more often diagnosed with depression than men are

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There are several accusations to explain the understanding of woman being more often diagnosed with depression than men are. Women are most common than men to be have been diagnosed with depression. Depression occurs at any age. About twice as many women as men experience depression. Several factors may increase a woman’s risk of depression. According to “Mayo Clinic Staff” Some mood changes and depressed feelings occur with normal hormonal changes, but hormonal changes alone do not cause depression. Other biological factors, inherited traits, and personal life circumstances are associated with higher risk of depression. Puberty is a major factor for example; hormonal changes during puberty may increase some girls’ risk of developing depression. However, temporary mood swings related to fluctuating hormones during puberty are normal. Puberty is often associated with other experiences that can play a role in depression, such as Emerging sexuality and identity issues, Conflicts with parents, and increasing pressure to achieve in school, sports, or other areas of life.
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