Barriers in the diagnosis and treatment of depression in women in the USA: where are we now?

Author(s): Jean Y Ko, Sherry L Farr,Patricia M Dietz

An estimated 14.8 million Americans aged 18 years and older, or approximately 6.7% of the adult US population, meet the criteria for major depressive disorder in any given year. Women are almost twice as likely as men to report lifetime history of a major depressive episode, with their first episode occurring in adolescence through to mid-life.


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