Monday, October 05, 2009

Depression and the menopause

Women who have gone - or who are going through - the menopause are twice as likely to develop depression. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh followed 221 women - who were premenopausal when they started the study - over a nine-year period. Over the course of the study 129 of the women went through the menopause and 69 experienced at least one major depressive episode. The women were more than twice as likely to develop depression as they were going through the menopause and four times as likely to develop it afterwards.

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