Girls vs Boys??????

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

tangerine bear
Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 941
   Posted 10/4/2007 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
My hubby, who also suffers from a chronic condition brought up an interesting point. He said he thought that as a general rule, he thinks the percentage of women that post regularly here is much higher than men. I'm wondering if he's right or not..?
What do you think?
"It's a jungle out there....." 
Theme song from "Monk" by Randy Newman
OCD: Obsessive...Compulsive...Diabetic
                       VIEW IMAGE


Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 322
   Posted 10/4/2007 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   

I have no clue. I would say, overall it probably evens out over time...

Anxiety and Panic Disorder.

"Breathe! You Are Alive"
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 1345
   Posted 10/4/2007 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I dunno...I'd say I tend to see more women...

I am a WOMAN...
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
Best Wishes to all...Tammy

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 10/4/2007 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Sometimes the names fool you as it is hard to tell if the user name is for a male or female.

I have a tendency to think in this forum it is possibly 60% women but in other forums as in the UC or Prostate Ca you will  see a increase in males.

I think women are more willing to talk through their mental health issues but I may be way off base. eyes

Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter


Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 263
   Posted 10/4/2007 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I think its cuz women find help and healing throu talking out thier problems and also find comfort as well.
As with mean it seems they are alot less likely to talk about problems because they think it makes them weak.
I grew up around very macho men and they would never admit to a problem cuz they siad it made them seem like less of a man.
However I disagree, I think it take a real man to be brave enough to speak up about his fears and problems and ask for help.
Now I am not sure really how many men vs women post on here these are just my thoughts.
Puttin' the Fun in Dis-fun-ction!

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 32
   Posted 10/4/2007 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Guys may be more reluctant to admit that they have a problem... but then again, im a guy... but im weird!? lol

Veteran Member

Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1745
   Posted 10/5/2007 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
A lot of people think/thought I was a girl for a long time, I guess because they thought "Debaser" had something to do with "Deb", "Debbie", or "Deborah". It's a word though, and the title of one of my favorite songs.

I tend to think there are more women who post here, and there's a lot of reasons for that. According to the NIMH, women are much more likely to suffer with a/p disorders. I don't know what their methods are. Also, there are social norms at work, too. Many women still decide to stay at home to take care of kids and stuff, and maybe they have more time to log in during the day. Men are more likely to watch sports and stuff on TV at night. That's my guess, anyway.

But there are some cases of mistaken gender, for sure.
My Brain: My friend, My enemy: A blog to chronicle my attempt to recover from anxiety/panic disorder

Elite Member

Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 10/6/2007 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with you D

On some forums I have seemed to find more men then women......

depending on chronic illnesses

JUst my half a penny worth today .......
    Contribute today to support Healing Well Forums...Donate @
Moderator for Anxiety /Panic
Moderator for Alzheimer's
Co Moderator for Crohns Disease 
 DX with Crohns, Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety /Panic
          Be Thankful for the Difficult times..During those times we GROW
                 EMPATHY is Always Better than APATHY
                 " Friends Are Cheaper Than Therapists "

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 127
   Posted 10/7/2007 3:26 AM (GMT -6)   
hard to really say, as Skitt say it can be decieving by the name, but in general i also agree with Panickattacker, males do have a tendancy not to talk as freely about there problems, As i dont talk as freely as my partner, and NO panic your not wierd... :-)
suffer from depression, anxiety, agrophobia, alcoholic.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:29 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,004,411 posts in 329,144 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161738 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Rosheen.
212 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Naples, BnotAfraid, mattamx, Octobergirl, sandyfeet, pasayten, Jimbo58, Girlie, Tudpock18, Progressing, 61Impala, Alxander, WifeofPie