Harvard Mental Health Letter

Men and depression

In treatments, attention must be paid to sexual and other issues.

Depression is sometimes called the common cold of mental health, but it's unlike the common cold in at least two important respects: It doesn't go away in a week without treatment, and it doesn't affect men and women equally or in the same ways. Although attention is rightly paid mainly to the causes and consequences of women's high rate of depression, the disorder also presents special problems for men.

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