Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 4th, 1995
These recent epidemiological studies have done much to chart the onset and duration of depression in women. First onset of depression in women tends to start earlier than in men, often by the age of 13. Predominantly, women are affected through their childbearing and child-rearing years. In contrast to previous suppositions, women do not show increased development of depression during menopause near as often as suspected. Women tend to have longer episodes of depression and lower rates of spontaneous remission.
Myrna M. Weissman and Mark Olfson...
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