Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk to Dr. Valerie Whiffen, author of A Secret Sadness: The Hidden Relationship Patterns That Make Women Depressed.
This week, the discussion focuses on couples and the expectations and behaviour in relationships that contribute to depression.
What relationship factors lead women to become depressed?
What happens to the family members of a depressed mother?
Find out this week!
More information about Dr. Whiffen:
Dr. Valerie Whiffen is a psychologist in private practice in Vancouver, and an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Ottawa. Her primary research and clinical interests are gender and depression. In her 25-year career as a researcher, university professor, and therapist, she has authored more than 50 professional and research papers, and two books. Her latest book, A Secret Sadness: The Hidden Relationship Patterns That Make Women Depressed, explores the reasons that girls and women are at greater risk for depression than boys and men.
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