women, depression, and tumeric by dr. aviva romm (article)


The statistics on depression in women are staggering.  Antidepressant use in the United States has soared nearly 65% over the past 15 years, from about 8% in 1999-2002 to 13% in 2011-2014, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Close to 1 in 4 women is on an antidepressant.  Women experience major depression twice as often as men do, and we’re two and a half times more likely than men to be on an antidepressant.  For the period 2011-2014, 68.0% of antidepressant users had been taking the medication for 2 years or longer; and 27.2% of women reported taking antidepressant medication for 10 years or longer.

For more on supplementing turmeric as an alternative for treatment of depression, the full article by Aviva Romm, MD is available at her website:  https://avivaromm.com/women-turmeric-depression/

Gratitude to Bascha Meier for sharing this informative article/resource.

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