Study: Group More Likely Than Men To Get The Blues, Less Likely To Recover
(WebMD) Older women are more likely to suffer from symptoms of depression and remain depressed for a longer period of time than men, a new study shows.
Researchers say major depression affects only about 1-2 percent of the elderly population, but up to 20 percent may suffer from significant symptoms of depression that require treatment.
Although previous studies have shown that elderly women suffer disproportionately more from depression, researchers say the reasons for these gender differences are not clear.
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