Experts believe that this disparity is due to the conjunction of the specific type of mental disorder males are more likely to suffer from (an essentialistic phenomenon) and professional stereotyping (a constructionist phenomenon). • Men are strikingly more likely to fall victim to antisocial personality disorders. Antisocial personality is highly likely to cause havoc in the lives of others- for instance, in the form of aggressiveness and violence. Thus, someone who causes disruptive social and interpersonal trouble is more likely to be institutionalized. • Women are far more likely to suffer from a mood disorder, especially depression. Depressive mood disorders are more likely to result in withdrawal and isolation. Thus, women are less likely to be institutionalized. • The mental disorder of men, holding severity of disorder constant, is regarded as more disabling, threatening, and dangerous to the society than is that of women. Women are regarded as more cooperative and compliant
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