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Important Facts About Depression in Women

Depression is a mental illness that affects millions of Americans – in fact, Healthline.com says that in any given year, about 16-million adults in the country have had at least 1-depressive episode.

However, depression is not experienced in the exact same way between men and women – there are varying symptoms due to differences in hormones, notes the same source. It’s also more common in women. Let’s take a closer look at 13 facts about depression and how it related to women in particular…

1. Defining Depression

The main definition of depression is pretty clear – WebMD explains it’s defined by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and helplessness. The severity of depression symptoms can range from mild to severe.

Clinical depression, also known as major depression, is “a serious and pervasive mood disorder,” notes the source. There are a number of symptoms in women that point towards depression, which we’ll get to next…

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