Working Mother and Depression


Madison, Wisconsin — Most mothers with depression in the United States do not receive adequate treatment for their disease


Defining Depression


Major Depressive Disorder (major depression) Characterized by multiple symptoms that interfere with the ability to work, sleep, eat, enjoy once-pleasurable activities or function normally.


Working Women and Untreated Depression


"The article examines how untreated depression may impact women in the workplace."


Untreated Depression a Barrier for Working Women


The majority of working women with depression believe that depression is the number one barrier to women's success in the workplace, according to an Oct 23, 2003, news release from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.


Depression for Dad


According to a meta-analysis published in the May 19, 2010 issue of JAMA, about 10% of new fathers are affected by prenatal and postpartum depression.