Year: 1998 Source: HealthSharing Women, v.9, no.2, (November 1998), p.1-5 SIEC No: 20010457

Depression, the most common mood disorder, is one of the most frequent mental illnesses diagnosed in Western countries today, & will be the second biggest cause of disease burden worldwide by 2020. Between the ages of 15 & 50, women outnumber men 2:1 as sufferers of depression. This article examines the issues involved, including the relationship between depression & suicide in women. It is argued that female depression & suicide are currently overlooked for women age 25-59 when they are actually most at risk for both. (40 notes)