The Mayo Clinic reports that about twice as many women as men experience depression. Hormones, work overload and sexual abuse are among the factors that may increase a woman's risk of depression. Many women turn to antidepressants to deal with the condition but is medication really the right treatment? The Mayo Clinic offers a general fact sheet on depression and breakdowns on SSRIs, SNRIs and NDRIs.
For alternatives, check out the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine http://nccam.nih.gov/
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