It is well known that approximately 19 million people in the United States suffer depression each year; that’s 1 in 5 Americans! Sadly, the majority are women. Did you know that women are twice as likely to develop clinical depression as men? Depression in women translates into one in four women having an episode of major depression at some point in her life. One third of women with depression live with this condition untreated.
But what are the major causes and how do women react to treatment? What are the genetic, biological and psycho-social factors that might lead women into depression? From menopause and other hormonal fluctuations, to life altering experiences to mental health disorders, depression has many sources. It is important to understand the underlying cause in order to address the issue. Find out more in our convenient, easy-to-read infographic!
The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.
The organization does so by funding scholarships to scientists researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, researchers, and authors to convey the timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health. of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that will create women’s health awareness and advocacy in the community.