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Depression: Gender Matters


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Author: Jed Diamond, MA, LCSW, PhD
Contact hours: 4
AOTA CEUs: 0.4
Expiration date: November 1, 2024
Course price: $10

Course Summary

This course looks at the nature of depression and how it relates to gender. Discusses sex bias in diagnosis and gender differences in suicide rates. Introduces irritable male syndrome and its causes. Presents an instrument for assessing male depression, the Diamond Male Depression Scale, and explains its development and use.

Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants*.

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Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.


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Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support Disclosure

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to*:

  1. Explain why gender matters in regards to depression.
  2. Discuss the nature of depression and how it manifests.
  3. Distinguish between sex and gender and their roles in depression.
  4. Define Irritable Male Syndrome and enumerate its causes.
  5. Debate the existence of sex bias in the diagnosis of depression.
  6. Show the need for an instrument for assessing male depression.

*Please note: attainment of course objectives will be assessed in the course evaluation.