Year: 1980 Source: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1980. p.100-127 SIEC No: 19911538

This article outlines depression among women, including symptomatology, the menstrual cycle, menopause, oral contraceptives, estrogen replacement therapy, children leaving home, marriage & family life. A depressed woman is typically young, married, working-class, has children, no intimate relationship with her mate & no job outside the home. Cognitive & behavioral theories of depression, sex differences in depression, & sex differences in suicide & attempted suicide are also described. (VM)