The Stressed Sex: Uncovering the Truth About Men, Women and Mental Health
Evening Presentation by Daniel Freeman, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford
Drinks reception at 6:30pm; Presentation at 7:00pm, Close at 8:00pm
6:30pm Drinks Reception with special performance by Oxford University male acappella group “Out of the Blue”
Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in the issue of gender differences. We all want to know whether men really are from Mars and women from Venus. But until now no one has analysed the issue of mental health. Who is more likely to suffer a psychological problem - men or women? Are men’s higher rates of drink and drug problems balanced by women’s higher rates of anxiety, depression and sleeplessness? Why is it that men and women may differ in psychological problems? The talk will provide an accessible overview of how the mind can be troubled in men and women.
Daniel Freeman is a Professor of Clinical Psychology, and a Medical Research Council (MRC) Senior Clinical Fellow, in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of University College, Oxford. He is also an honorary consultant clinical psychologist in Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. As well as publishing research in leading psychiatric journals he is the author of many popular science books including Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction, You Can Be Happy: The Scientifically Proven Way to Change How You Feel and Use Your Head: The Inside Track on the Way We Think. His work has appeared in various national newspapers and magazines, among them The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, and Psychologies. Professor Freeman studied natural sciences at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, and then went on to complete a PhD and training in clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.
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