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Depression in women: Understanding the gender gap

Posted Oct 01 2008 8:19pm
About twice as many women as men experience depression. Hormones, work overload and sexual abuse are among the factors that may increase a woman's risk of depression.
Family. Career. Coping with menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. As a woman, you certainly have plenty of issues to handle. But there's one more you might face someday: depression.

Nearly twice as many women as men develop depression and related disorders at some point in their lives. A woman's unique biological, psychosocial and cultural factors may increase her risk of depression. Explore more about what lies behind this gender gap in depression.

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