Men and women are unequal when it comes to depression genes
Published on: 2023-09-09
While women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression, little was known about the reasons for this. A new gender-specific study led by researcher Patricia Silveira, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, tells us a little more. It reveals many differences between men and women in terms of genes linked to depression.
“Until now, studies on depression have always involved groups of participants mixing men and women,” says Patricia Silveira. “Now, as we see large gender differences in the presentation of clinical depressive symptoms and also in response to treatment, we thought that biological processes might be linked to these differences.”
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Source: Le Devoir