Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Men's Depression in The Future

I wrote a post at the Ms. magazine blog on the treatment given to a mere editorial on the topic of possible rises in men's rates of depression, what with the "Mancession" and uppity women taking over the labor markets. Now, depression in anyone is not a laughing matter and I would be the last person to laugh at it.

But the media treatment is not about a new epidemic of male depression, only about someone speculating that such an epidemic might be in the works. At the same time, women, today, are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression.