The Depression Gender Gap
- Published28 Jun 2019
- Author Alexis Wnuk
- Source BrainFacts/SfN
Around the world, women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with depression. Scientists aren’t sure why this gender gap exists but think it involves both biological differences — genes and hormones — and social factors like stress, poverty, and social status.
Art and design by Adrienne Tong. Reporting by Alexis Wnuk.
Additional reporting and editing by Lynnie Fein-Schaffer, Hannah Zuckerman, and Juliet Beverly.
Created with support from the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute.
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