Depression

Updated 23 June 2014

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.

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.
 

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Michael Simpson has been a senior psychiatric academic, researcher, and Professor in several countries, having worked at London University in the UK; McMaster University in Canada; Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.; and the University of Natal in South Africa.

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