Depression in Women: Five Things You Should Know

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Learn five key facts about depression in women, including common symptoms, types of depression, available treatments, and picking the right therapist. Many of the fact sheets are also provided in Spanish.

“Sadness is only a small part of depression. Some people with depression do not feel sadness at all. A person with depression also may experience many physical symptoms, such as aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems. Someone with depression also may have trouble with sleeping, waking up in the morning, and feeling tired.”