A new study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology discovered that differences between men and women can be found even among mental illnesses, with certain disorders being more common to specific genders.

Researchers found that women are more prone to developing anxiety and depression, whereas men are more likely to battle substance abuse and antisocial disorders. The study looked at data from a National Institutes of Health survey of 43,093 civilians ages 18 and older conducted between 2001 and 2002. The demographics in the survey equally representeded the population of the United States.

In a release from the American Psychological Association, the researchers said previous research supported the notion that women are more likely to suffer from depression because they “ruminate more frequently than men, focusing repetitively on their negative emotions and problems rather than engaging in more active problem solving.”

Researcher Nicholas R. Eaton from the University of Minnesota told APA that the results of the study support the need for prevention and treatment efforts that are gender specific:

“In women, treatment might focus on coping and cognitive skills to help prevent rumination from developing into clinically significant depression or anxiety … In men, treatment for impulsive behaviors might focus on rewarding planned actions and shaping aggressive tendencies into non-destructive behavior.”