DEPRESSION: The 7 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WOMEN & MEN


Today I talk about the 7 differences between men and women when it comes to depression. Obviously, everyone will feel different, and nothing will be cut, but these are just some of the statistical differences we see between the sexes. I think it's important to keep in mind that women are twice as likely as men to fight depression. Therefore, the more we know, hopefully we can ask for help first.
1. Women tend to feel more sad and worthless. While men tend to feel more irritable and agitated.
2. Women tend to remove negative negative feelings. While men, they are more likely to attack others.
3. Women tend to deal with food and friends. While men tend to deal with television, sex and alcohol. This really only shows us how both sexes can be desensitized from their depression when it becomes too much.
4. Women also tend to be depressed by stressful events in life. Men can see better that it is just a situation and it will disappear and it will be fine. Women, on the other hand, will ruminate at night and really worry or get stressed by the situation.
5. Women are much more likely to have problems with a coexisting eating disorder. Why would that be? Because we tend to face the use of food! If you are using food to numb your feelings of depression, ask for help. It can improve, but the sooner we receive help, the easier the recovery will be.
6. Depression is more debilitating for women. I would assume that this is because we ruminate and support our friends during these difficult times. This can make us feel worse and worse and potentially ruin relationships. Please get professional help sooner rather than later!
7. Women approach more often than men! Then, men, stretch out! Let's look for help sooner rather than later.
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    DEPRESSION: The 7 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WOMEN & MEN

    Comments 20

    1. Don’t like it that you are basically saying men don’t have depression as bad as women.

    2. Most of the commenters don't seem to understand that this video is based on facts, not opinions.

      You can complain and not want these things to be true, but your opinions aren't going to change what is statistically true.

      The data says that this video is not "sexist" and that the info is accurate. It doesn't matter if you personally don't relate to make symptoms. In most cases, this is different.

    3. I'm a guy who suffers from depression, alongside other mental illnesses, but when it comes to depression I feel like I'm a bit of a mix between men and women in terms of how I experience it. I spend most of my time either completely numb or extremely angry, I usually take it out on myself rather than others due to being introverted, so I usually cope by slashing up my legs and arms, punching walls, occasionally drinking, and escaping through video games. It also seems to cripple me a lot, I spent about two years just in bed. I also avoid reaching out, and I usually only get help due to others noticing scars or me seeming disconnected. I definitely used to fit more into the female depression stereotype when I was younger though, through crying and binge eating. It seems that as I got older, and moved more into manhood my behaviours shifted to what would be considered "masculine" ways of dealing with depression.

    4. Not to be rude or anything. But I find this video coming across as being pro-stereotype. I know that's not what it's meant to be, but maybe most men or women aren't like that? They just get constant criticism by society that they can't be who they really want to be. If it's said that most men are agressive, don't really talk much and shouldnt show their emotions then maybe men start to act that way because they hear that constantly. I tbh disagree with most of this video, not trying to hate or anything but yeh.

    5. It's bullshit to think that only women take out their anger and sadness on themselves. I've been cutting for a while now (im trying to stop though) and i'm a guy.

    6. I think most people have a certain about of depression,,,but if it's affecting your every day life then it's a problem 🤔

    7. What I think about this is that women have "more" depression is because they express it a bit more with there friends because they are more personal with there friends , I mean they crie together ,luagh together and ect. While men don't show so much emotions to each other like women do and the most of the time they feel forced to pass through a problem just by them self because if they asked for help that would show them there weakness .
      But I think that both women and men have the equal amount of people with depression , just that everybody passes and reacts to it differently. (obviously they all feel terrible through the inside) but the men say that " there depression is worst than women" and women says than "they're depression is worst " .
      ¿But why can't we just admit that both are depression and does the same to both sex?

    8. When making videos like this, it would be of much help to have some sources to look into. As mentioned by many here already, as a male, I relate more to the female description of depression in this video.

    9. I know this video is old but my partner of many years fell into a depression. He's actually very feminine for a guy (but not gay or bi) so fits more with feminine symptoms. He didn't smile as much, his voice was monotone or dead-like, he kept complaining of feeling exhausted all the time and he started eating a lot more and drinking more , put on lots of weight, stopping going to the gym, was irritated easily, cried way more easily, had break downs over nothing literally crying in public (once because I made a silly joke about how I have better taste in food while we were at a food store and he got annoyed and was visibly upset with tears streaming saying his taste matters..it was confusing to me) so it cost us fights. Then he just shut me out, at that point i realized for sure he had depression, I tried to tell him to get help , he refused said he can do it himself. Now it's been about 2 years he had it and a few months that we havent talked now and I left him be even though it hurt like hell but heard from a close friend of his that he's not too well and still talks about me. I wonder what to do..i was trying to give him space because I didn't know what to do and he stopped talking to me for a few months now. I didn't want to pressure him…i don't know if he realizes I care so much even though I haven't contacted him. I feel like I should have known sooner… your videos are so helpful. Sorry this is long and if you ever read this, I appreciate it

    10. Thanks for the video. I have to say you are wrong on most of your assumptions. You are not prefect, thats ok, im just saying. Would a man date a past 12 months unemployed woman? Sure he will. Would you lovely women here, date a man you are interested in that is unemployed for 12 months? …..A woman,s face is more likely to get hired than this ugly fat guy. Story of my life.

    11. Men are having it way too harder than women. Imagine having crippling depression,but you still are able to work as an employ somewhere. If you had a job to begin with when your country has 35% or something unemployment rate. Top that if you have zero academic success to anything. You will be perceived as lazy person. Say bye to work, say bye to love. Cause you know, you must and want to provide for the one that you want to love. As a woman is way easier to find a job. Just of the face alone. I live in greece and this is a reality here.

    12. There are some peculiar statistics about men vs women regarding suicide and depression.
      Suicide rate is far higher in men, roughly 3-4 times.
      Attempted suicides is 2 to 4 times higher in women, they tend to use less lethal methods, suggesting that more of those are willfully unsuccessful as a "cry for help", in women.
      Depression rate is many times higher in women but that is just the reported numbers of people seeking professional help, men obviously seek less help and keep their depression to themselves to avoid the stigma of being judged as weak.
      It's less socially accepted for a man to cry and show signs of emotional weakness and fragility, so they tend to accumulate more in silence and then eventually explode in major brakedowns, more so than women.
      Alcohol abuse is rougly 2-3 times more common in men.
      Countries in the ex USSR, some in central africa and central america, have a male suicide rate up to 6-7 times that of women.
      China and Bangladesh are the only countries where female suicide rates are slightly higher than male.

    13. Why do depressed men get angry, blaming and totally untrusting towards their partners and embrace strangers as caring about them and trusting those people they don't know utterly like children do, acting very naive?

    14. I have heard it takes THREE WEEKS before antidepressants work,maybe a lot of people commit suicide in those weeks?

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