Woman twice as likely as men to suffer depression

A new Centers for Disease Control report finds that U.S. women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression.

Overall, one in 10 Americans suffers from depression, which can be enhanced by financial hardship, as poor Americans are four times as likely as their more affluent counterparts to struggle with the disease. As UPI notes, depression causes a loss of sleep and appetite, and can lead to suicidal thoughts in extreme cases.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1.800.273.8255. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

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