-As many as 10 percent to 20 percent of women will experience depression at some point in their lives, whereas 8-10 percent of men might be affected.
-Eating disorders and a co-morbid depression are more common in women.
-Among women: Depression is more likely to be accompanied by a co-morbid anxiety disoreder.
-Bipolar disorder (manic depression) is equally prevailent in both genders, however the course of the disorder may be quite different.
Compared to men, women are more likely to have rapid cycling episodes, experience more depressions and more dysphoria manias.