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Women Are Twice as Likely as Men to Have Depression 一 Here’s Why

When it comes to gender differences in depression, the numbers are shocking: women, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or cultural background, are twice as likely as men to have depression. Research has proven this; one meta-analysis, for example, found that girls start becoming more likely than boys to have depression as early as the age of 12 (or after puberty). But what are the reasons behind these numbers? Why are women so much more vulnerable to depression than men, and is there anything we can do about it? Here’s everything we know. Why Are Women More Likely to Have Depression? Around 12 million  一 some numbers say 1 in every 10  一 American women suffer from depression, a number that’s twice as large as the…

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