Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 9th, 1999
Depression takes the pleasure out of life and interferes with living. It jeopardizes jobs, marriages, and parenting, and can lead to suicide or illness.
Because about twice as many women as men suffer from depression, most studies of the disorder's inheritance have focused on women. Researchers in St. Louis, Missouri, Chicago, Illinois, and Australia now have studied depression in a community sample of 2,662 pairs of same-gender and mixed-gender twins.
Stressful events such as the...
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