NJ Women Twice as Likely as Men to Suffer From Depression

A study by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield has found that 3.5 percent of their insurance policy holders suffer from major depression — and women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed.

Suzanne Kunis, Horizon's Behavioral Health Solutions Director, said the disproportionate diagnoses stem from a mix of postpartum depression and women being more likely to report their symptoms.

"Looking at how guys are raised, how men grow up, and talking about your feelings has not been high on the hit parade," she said. "I'm really thrilled to see that younger kids coming up are in a whole different place than the older generations."

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