Studies have shown that women are twice as likely to suffer from depression than men. This disparity remains constant across race and class. It is important to recognize that depression is not a sign of weakness or laziness. Depression is a very common condition. While studies on depression in the South Asian community are lacking, experts do know that one in five Americans are affected by depression at some point in their lives.
Different factors contributing to a higher incidence of depression in women than in men include: