Home > Medical > Depression > FAQs 19 December 2008 Is depression more common amongst women? Yes. Twice as many women than men are affected. Some estimate that as many as one in five women will experience an episode of depression during any given year. 0 Pin It Talk Man Talk forum » Quiz Could you be bipolar? » Ask CyberShrink » Quiz Are you depressed? » Climate change hit list 10 salty food culprits Yes. Twice as many women than men are affected. Some estimate that as many as one in five women will experience an episode of depression during any given year. More in Medical Is Post-partum depression the same as "baby blues"? More: DepressionFAQs advertisement Get a quote Bestmed - offering you quality healthcare and freedom of choice Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Drug addiction challenges family finances Diet and nutrition Confusion about types of sugar in beverages Diet and nutrition Probiotics have no effect on asthma Medical Gene predicts responsiveness to anti-depressants News Flu vaccine effective in children Diet and nutrition Father's diet before conception affects offspring From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Depression » Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression Depression: do you know the signs? One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know. Healthy dog » Dog weightloss Dog behaviour Overweight dogs Food not to feed your dog Feeding you dog 'human food' may be detrimental to its health.