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Sex, Gender and Depression - True or False Questions

1.Women report more emotional and physical symptoms to their physicians, whereas men tend to have poorer recall of their symptoms
True     False
2.Physicians tend to diagnose depression more often in female patients than in male patients
True     False
3.Women are exposed to the risk factors for depression to a greater degree than men are.
True     False
4.Men always seek relief with alcohol, so they never complain to their physicians about depression.
True     False
5.Women are biologically more vulnerable to developing symptoms of depression.
True     False
6.Women report symptoms such as increased/decreased appetite, increased/decreased weight, sleep disturbances, anxiety, somatization, psychomotor retardation, anger, feelings of failure, crying more often than men do.
True     False
7.Women tend to report mental health concerns to specialists while men report mental health concerns to their family doctor
True     False
8.Women tend to seek mental health care at a later stage when their symptoms become severe.
True     False
9.Women tend to report the effects of depression on relationships while men report the effects of depression on work life.
True     False
10.Men present with a history of substance or alcohol abuse at the time they present with depression more often than women do.
True     False
11.There are no sex differences in the incidence of depression in prepubescent children.
True     False
12.Women have consistently higher rates of depression than men with a ratio of about 2:1.
True     False
13.Rates of depression have been reported to be as high as 25% in women and 12.5% in men
True     False
14.Women suffer from bipolar disorder twice as often as men do.
True     False
15.The gender gap in depression is not as evident in a population of men and women who have fairly equal social status.
True     False