Resources

Depression is an illness that affects about 17 million Americans. 25% of women and 12% of men will have depression at some time in their lives. Before puberty, the rates of depression in boys and girls are the same, but the incidence doubles in adult women. Hormonal changes may account for some of this difference, but many professionals believe that we often just fail to recognize depression in men because it tends to be manifested differently, for instance in more angry acting-out behavior and more substance abuse than in women. For those of you who are particularly interested in depression in men, and would like to read stories by men about their experiences with depression, we recommend the following websites:

Internet Resources on Depression