Women are more likely to have major depression?

by The Anti Depression Team on

There are close to double number of major depression cases in women than men and it appears that changes in hormonal level among women during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause can increase the risk of major depression.

Additionally, other factors such as increased responsibilities at home (children, aging parents) and work (career, commitment) may risk major depression especially single parent.

On the other hand, depressed men are less likely to seek help or even mention about their problem. A few signs are anger tendency, easily irritable, drug or alcohol abuse. Men tend to repress their feelings resulting in violence both on themselves and others. More serious major depression can lead to suicide, homicide and more illnesses.