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Jamie, Part 3

If you chose one sex over the other in the above scenarios:

1.

Why do you think you did?

2.

What kind of information influenced the choices you made?

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Where did this information come from?

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What assumptions do you have about how illnesses affect men and women?

5.

Are you aware of your own personal biases that surface when looking at a problem, and the stereotypes about men and women you may hold?

The above scenarios all contain risk factors for depression. For many and complex reasons, some of them may occur more frequently in women than in men, and some may occur more frequently in men than in women. However, neither is absolute, and the context of the problem must always be considered.

The purpose of this module is to learn how to identify the factors that can predispose both men and women to developing depression, and to explore why men and women seem to experience depression differently.