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Depression: Gender Matters

Approved for Certified Case Managers by the Commission for Case Manager Certification. Activity code: H00040715, Approval #200135623.

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Author: Jed Diamond, MA, LCSW, PhD

Contact hours: 4
Expiration date: November 1, 2020
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.

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

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


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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.