Mind over Matter: The Unique Components of Womanhood & Depressive Disorders
The National Institute of Mental Health (2012) describes depression as a serious illness which also happens to be very prevalent …show more content…
One demographic factor that has historically been overlooked as a contributing element has been that of gender as Weinberger et al., (2010) discover in an investigation of the studies posted on ClinicalTrials.gov (p.1730, 2010). The results of their study rendered that within clinical trials conducted in the year 2007, of the 684 composed of both female and male participation less than 1% disclosed a study design to break down outcomes specified by gender (2010). The severity of this obvious discrepancy is compounded by the consideration of depressive disorder clinical diagnostic statistics in adult men as compared to that of adult women. Kelly, Tyrka, Price, and Carpenter (2008) place this distribution at one man to every two women suffering from depressive symptoms (2008).