The authors explored differences in the clinical characteristics of 17
male and 13 female patients experiencing their first admission for
psychotic depression. Few differences were observed for most depressive and
psychotic features, but fewer male than female patients reported fatigue,
psychomotor agitation, and systematized and mood-incongruent delusions and
more male patients reported feelings of worthlessness. Overall, the
findings were consistent with those derived from samples of patients with
chronic, nonpsychotic mental illness.