April 1996

Women suffer depression at more than twice the rate of men

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Depression & drugs: women suffer depression at more than twice the rate of men

Depression is unpredictable. It threatens to invade the consciousness when you least expect it -- like a shadow lurking in a dark corner of a cobweb that appears in a solitary ray of light. It's a secret that I've harboured all my life, something dark, odious. For years, I felt it could only be explained by taking my life.