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NATIONAL SURVEY EMPHASIZES WOMEN NEED MORE COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO MANAGING DEPRESSION

April 21, 2006
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While half of young women aged 20-29 felt they would "just get over" depression and relied heavily on support of friends and family, the vast majority of women aged 60-69 reported taking medication and not seeking support, according to a new national survey. Overall, findings show that most women are neither aware of the age-dependent circumstances that can put them at risk for depression, nor do they adopt a comprehensive treatment approach that can increase the chances of becoming well. MarketWire (http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=124116)