Are women at a greater risk of depression than men?

@avani26 (1519)
India
March 2, 2010 9:35am CST
Research has proved the fact. Yes, depression and stress are related. Women come across lots of stress in their life, and its surprising that depression among this group is only twice as that in Men. Could you mention the reasons for these stress in a woman's life.
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@maximax8 (30581)
• United Kingdom
2 Mar 10
I know that some ladies suffer from post natal depression after their baby is born. I imagine that the reason is hormones and it can come on at anytime in the first year after having a baby. One of my friends suffered post natal depression after her baby was born. A lady can suffer depression because of hormonal changes and too much stress to handle. I know a man that has bipolar disorder. He seems fine and when he is very depressed life can be a challenge for him. I think that more time to relax would give depressed people some time to feel better.
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@avani26 (1519)
• India
2 Mar 10
That is very right and yes relaxation does help ease depression.