MARCH+25++GENDER+MARITALSTATUS+FINAL

MARCH+25++GENDER+MARITALSTATUS+FINAL - TYPES OF ILLNESS...

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TYPES OF ILLNESS Women = 2/3 of depression, anxiety, distress, suicide attempts Men = 2/3 of alcohol and drug problems, 4X suicides Men also 5X more violence, 2X car accidents Overall rates equal
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REASONS Cultural expectations about gender expressions Women internalize Women expected not to externalize Men externalize Men expected not to internalize
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IMPLICATIONS Makes many studies of sex differences hard to interpret Should use multiple outcomes typical of each sex
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SUMMARY Roles and expectations, as well as individual qualities, are important To some extent, similar roles lead to similar rates of distress Women more likely to be depressed and anxious, men to drink, take drugs, and become violent
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How is marriage related to mental health? How is divorce related to mental health? Are marriage and divorce different for men and women? What is impact of parental divorce on
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 920:307 taught by Professor Horwitz during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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