Depression, Diabetes, Hypertension: 1 in 2 Young People in the U.S. Have a Chronic Condition

By George Citroner, Aug 4, 2022

Dr. Alex Dimitriu, double board-certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine and founder of Menlo Park (California) Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine and BrainfoodMD, also finds women’s rate of depression often exceeds that of men. According to Dimitriu, the reasons for this difference between men and women may be attributed to biological factors that include hormone changes after puberty and post-partum depression. “All possibly pointing to a hormone-mediated increase in sensitivity to stress, with a possible variation in serotonin sensitivity,” he said. “Psychologically, women have also been found to be more likely to internalize feelings, and have greater sensitivity to interpersonal relationships.”

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