The Many Ways Depression Affects Women

It is well known that approximately 19 million people suffer depression each year...  1 in 5 americans!  the majority of them are women. 

Did you know that women are twice as likely to develop clinical depression as men? As a matter of fact, one in four women is likely to have an episode of major depression at some point in their life. One third of women with depression live with this condition untreated. 

But what are the major causes of depression and how do women react to treatment?  What are the genetic, biological and psycho-social factors that might lead women into depression?  Find out more on how this illness affects women below.



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About the Doris A. Howell Foundation: 
The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.

The organization does so by funding scholarships to students researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, and researchers to convey timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that improve the health of under-served women and increase awareness and advocacy in the community. 

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