Women are twice as likely to get depressed as men.
Due to their menstrual cycle and reproductive ability, their hormonal balance swings a lot more. Men on the other hand have less physiological reasons contributing to depression.
Exploitation, repression and discrimination against women also play a vital role. Women have multi-dimensional stress. They do face discrimination in their professional and social lives.
Women tend to internalise their hurts. They take in the pain and endure it quietly. Since they don`t let it out, they are more likely to get depressed. Men externalise their hurts and get rid of it at once. It is less likely to affect them in the long run.
Marital tension affects women more than men. Women in stressful marriages are just as likely to be depressed as those women who are divorced or widowed.
The modern young woman has a need to prove herself to be a super woman. She tries to excel herself at home at work and in her social circles. She stresses herself out with self-imposed burdens. And tends to think she isn`t successful if she can`t do it all.