According to the APA, “traditional masculinity ideology has been shown to limit males’ psychological development, constrain their behavior, resulting in gender role strain and gender role conflict and negatively influence mental health and physical health.”
The association blames this masculinity for the fact that 90 percent of homicides in the US are committed by men, and for the fact that men are over three times more likely to die from suicide than women. Boys are also far more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls and suffer harsher punishments for misbehaving in school.
As such, the APA is instructing psychiatrists to change how they talk to their male patients. Clinicians, the association says, must be aware of and challenge “dominant masculine ideals,” and “combat these forces.
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