Depression is linked to some other health problems in women, including but not limited to:
- Heart disease. People with heart disease are about twice as likely to have depression as people who don’t have heart disease.
- Obesity. Studies show that 43% of adults with depression have obesity. Women, especially white women, with depression are more likely to have obesity than women without depression are.Women with depression are also more likely than men with depression to have obesity.
- Cancer. Up to 1 in 4 people with cancer may also experience depression. More women with cancer than men with cancer experience depression