Depression in men and women

Although it is a commonly held belief that women are more likely to experience depression than men, a recent study has found that depression rates for both genders may be closer than we think. When researchers started looking at depression symptoms more commonly exhibited by men such as substance abuse, anger and risk-taking, they found that rates of depression were similar between the genders (30% of men and 33% of women).

Because many people think of depression as primarily an issue among women, men can be resistant to come forward. However, about 6 million men experience depression in any year. Depression is a highly treatable condition. Aliive-Roberts County offers free and anonymous mental health self-assessments at