Advances in Social Behaviour Research

Advances in Social Behaviour Research

Vol. 3, 01 March 2023

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Gender Differences in Major Depressive Disorder and Relevant Interventions

Jiajing Xiao * 1
1 School of Central China Normal University, Wuhan, Hubei, China

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Humanities Research, Vol. 3, 356-361
Published 01 March 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Jiajing Xiao. Gender Differences in Major Depressive Disorder and Relevant Interventions. LNEP (2023) Vol. 3: 356-361. DOI: 10.54254/2753-7048/3/2022502.


Depression can manifest in various ways. There are differences in age of onset, mood regulation, and personality traits between males and females with depression. Due to the interplay of genetic predisposition and environmental circumstances, gender variations in major depression disorder manifest in a variety of ways. Focusing on general gender differences in major depression and related interventions, this article discussed the differences and similarities between women and men with major depression disorder, the reasons for the differences, gender differences in major depression during adolescence, and interventions that take gender into account. As a result of the above research discussions, gender differences in major depressive disorder were concluded and interventions for adolescents were proposed. One of the limitations of previous studies is that they mainly focused on the gender differences during a certain developmental period. Future study should conduct longitudinal studies to investigate the dynamic changes of gender differences across different developmental stages. This review can provide some guidance for prevention and intervention programs at schools for major depressive disorder. These educational programs should incorporate gender differences into the curriculum.


gender differences, Major Depressive Disorder, adolescence, interventions.


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Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Educational Innovation and Philosophical Inquiries (ICEIPI 2022), Part II
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