Depression in Women: 5 Things You Should Know
Being sad is a normal reaction to difficult times in life. But usually, the sadness goes away with a little time. Depression is different—it is a mood disorder that may cause severe symptoms that can affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities such as sleeping, eating, or working. Depression is more common among women than men, likely due to certain biological, hormonal, and social factors that are unique to women. This brochure contains an overview of five things that everyone should know about depression in women.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, National Institutes of Health
NIH Publication No. 20-MH-4779
Revised 2020 (8 pages)
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