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Why are women more likely than men to have depression?

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Women are about twice as likely as men to become depressed. No one's sure why. The hormonal changes that women go through at different times of their lives may play a role.

From: Common Causes of Depression WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Mental Health Association: "Depression: What You Need to Know."

National Institute of Mental Health.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , Fourth Edition, Text Revision.

NAMI: "Depression Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnosis."

American Psychiatric Association: "Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depression," 2000.

Fochtmann, L. and Gelenberg, A. , 2nd Edition. Guideline Watch: Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder

Focus , Winter 2005: vol 3: pp 34-42.

Compton M. "Depression and Bipolar Disorder," Psychiatry II, 2003. ACP Medicine,

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Coping with Unexpected Events: Depression and Trauma."

Helpguide.org web site.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 13, 2017

SOURCES:

National Mental Health Association: "Depression: What You Need to Know."

National Institute of Mental Health.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , Fourth Edition, Text Revision.

NAMI: "Depression Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnosis."

American Psychiatric Association: "Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depression," 2000.

Fochtmann, L. and Gelenberg, A. , 2nd Edition. Guideline Watch: Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder

Focus , Winter 2005: vol 3: pp 34-42.

Compton M. "Depression and Bipolar Disorder," Psychiatry II, 2003. ACP Medicine,

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Coping with Unexpected Events: Depression and Trauma."

Helpguide.org web site.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 13, 2017

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