• Women 18 to 45 years of age account for the largest proportion of people suffering from depression.(National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
  • Twenty to 40 percent of menstruating women experience premenstrual mood and behavioral changes.

  • Approximately 2 to 10 percent of women experience Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, a severe form of premenstrual syndrome that is characterized by severely impairing behavior and mood changes.
  • In one major study, 100 percent of women who had experienced severe childhood sexual abuse developed depression later in life.
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