ATrain Education


Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Depression: Gender Matters

 Approved for Certified Case Managers by the Commission for Case Manager Certification. Activity code: H00035893, Approval #190000421.

Jed Diamond, MA, LCSW, PhD

Jed Diamond earned a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in International Health from Touro University International.

Jed is the founder and director of MenAlive, a health program that helps men live long and well. Though focused on men’s health, MenAlive is also for women who care about the health of the men in their lives. Jed is the author of ten books, including his latest, MenAlive: Stop Killer Stress with Simple Energy Healing Tools.

Since its inception in 1992, Jed has been on the Board of Advisors of the Men’s Health Network. He is also a member of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male and serves as a member of the international scientific board of the World Congress on Gender and Men’s Health.

  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
  • Expiration date: November 1, 2019
  • 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.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Intermediate
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors

Criteria for Successful Completion

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

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.

Accreditation Information

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

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

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