Depression May Be More Common In Men Than Previously Estimated.

USA Today (8/29, Szabo) reports that, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in JAMA Psychiatry, “depression may be far more common in men than previously estimated.” When symptoms such as “anger, aggression, substance abuse or risk taking, such as gambling or womanizing,” were factored in, in addition to traditional symptoms such as trouble sleeping and crying, investigators discovered that approximately “30% of both men and women had been depressed at some point in their lives.”

In a front-page story, the Los Angeles Times (8/29, A1, Healy) reports that the study’s conclusion upends “long-accepted statistics indicating that, over their lifetimes, women are 70% more likely to have major depression than men.” What’s more, when depression’s “symptoms are properly recognized in men, major depression may be even more common in men than in women.”

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— “New criteria increase number of men with depression, “Liz Szabo, USA Today, August 28, 2013.

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