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[Comment] Battling perinatal depression

Major depression is a leading cause of disability and burden of disease worldwide, resulting in a range of negative outcomes to individuals, families, and society.1 Initial symptoms of depression typically arise in adolescence, although depression is generally not treated until later in life, if at all.2 Although both sexes suffer from depression, prevalence in women is roughly double in women during child-bearing years compared with men.1 The course of depression is variable but usually relapses and follows a worsening pattern over repeated episodes3 and can end with suicide.

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