Women’s Health Update: Is It More Than The Blues?
Everyone experiences disappointment or sadness in life. But if the “down” times last a long time or interfere with your ability to function, you may be suffering from a common medical illness called depression. Major depression affects your mood, mind, body and behavior.
Nearly 18 million Americans — one in ten adults — experience depression each year, and about two-thirds don’t get the help they need. Women experience twice the rate of depression as men, regardless of race or ethnic background. An estimated one in eight women will suffer from major depression in their lifetimes.