Social Support May End Up Discouraging Some Men From Seeking Help For Depression, Study Indicates.

In “To Your Health,” the Washington Post (3/11, Izadi) reported that “social support may end up discouraging some men from seeking out professional help” for depression, the findings of a study published in the April issue of the journal General Hospital Psychiatry suggest. After analyzing “data from 1,379 adults with depression symptoms who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,” researchers found that “depressed men who said they had inadequate social support were more likely to get that professional help.” This dynamic “doesn’t appear to play out for depressed women, the study found.”

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— “What everyone should know about men and depression,” Elahe Izadi, Washington Post, March 11, 2016.

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