Mental illness and gender

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Psychiatric disorders of any kind can affect anyone at any time, obviously, but which disorders are: a) strongly associated with females, b) slightly associated with females more than males, c) gender neutral, d) slightly more associated with males, and e) strongly associated with males?
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a) borderline personality disorder
e) antisocial personality disorder
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a) borderline and histrionic personality disorders, bulimia and anorexia nervosa, deliberate self-harm
b) depression and anxiety, swinging bipolar (primarily depressed)
c) OCD
d) Bipolar I disorder/full-fledged mania, AD(H)D
e) schizophrenia (especially the paranoid subset), conduct disorder, narcissistic and anti-social (psycopathic) personality disorders, substance abuse
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Bulimia and anorexia have a very strong association with females, but other than that I don't think there is any gender difference. Depression and anxiety are probably more associated with women (mild neurotic conditions), whilst more severe disorders (severe bipolar/schizophrenia) are more associated with men I'd imagine. And obviously there's a very strong male excess of psychopathy and addiction issues.
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