- In adolescence, girls outnumber boys in depression cases 2:1. [source]
- About 20 percent of teens will experience teen depression before they reach adulthood. [source]
It’s clear that as women, we have a special struggle with depression. I’ve been lucky and never had to deal with a long bout of it myself, but I do battle anxiety and occasionally take a Xanax for it. I’ve found that therapy helps immensely, but if I’m in the throes of a panic attack, medication is my life-saver.
My question is: have you ever battled depression? If so, have you tried medication? What was your experience with it?