"Depressed men, by healing themselves, bring peace to their ancestors and protection to their offspring." - Terrence Real
IF YOU are a kid or used to be one or plan to be one again, you need to be reading the articles in this section. Same is true if you are either a male or female, or know one who is. Likewise if you are growing older rather than younger, are a second-generation human, and associate with same.
Our age, gender, and circumstances greatly impact how our genes react to our environment. In turn, our special needs are likely to add new twists to our treatment and recovery.
For all but a few disorders, the DSM makes no distinctions between populations, as if depression manifests exactly the same in men and women or as if a kid somehow must meet strict adult criteria for bipolar in order for his or her suffering to be taken seriously. The real world simply doesn't operate that way.
The pic to illustrate Populations is a close-up of Bruegel's "The Wedding Dance." We may share our humanity in common, but each one of us is also unique, and to be valued as such.