Depression is quite common. In fact, depressed mood is the fourth most common symptom that patients complain of when they see their primary care physician. About 10% to 25% of women will have have major depression at some point during their lifetime and they will be especially vulnerable during their reproductive years. Mood disorders like depression worsen the morbidity and mortality rates of other medical disorders. In addition, untreated depression has the potential to lead to suicide. It is important for women to understand depression and how it affects their lives.