Sex and gender differences in mental disorders

Elsevier, Lancet Psychiatry Vol 4 No 1 January 2017
Authors: 
Anita Riecher-Rössler

Sex and gender differences in mental disorders are among the most intriguing and stable findings in psychiatry. For example, differences exist regarding prevalence, symptomatology, risk factors and influencing factors, or course. Thus, it is well known that women have a higher lifetime prevalence of mood or anxiety disorders than men or a later onset of schizophrenic psychoses.