Is Depression A Major Problem for Women at Midlife?

Woman DepressedAbout half the adult population experiences depression at one time or another. In addition, more women than men seem to be affected. Maggie Scarf found that women, from adolescence onward--and throughout every subsequent phase of the life cycle--are far more vulnerable to depression than are men.

She also found that more depressed females than males turned up, in every study, carried out anywhere and everywhere. More women were in treatment for depression--inpatient and outpatient--across the country.