Physical or mental illness can strike any of us at any time, and depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness, affecting both men and women, both young and old. Certain risk factors may predispose one to developing depression, but depression does not play favorites. It cuts a wide swath across the American population. In this chapter, we'll take a look at depression and how it affects different groups — from children to the elderly.

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