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The U.S. is battling an epidemic of sad, anxious young women. Despite the surge in our opportunities and freedoms over the past 50 years, it appears we are more depressed than ever.

Studies suggest that around a third of all adult women suffer some sort of mental health problem, compared to a fifth of men. This is particularly apparent in the 18 to 25 age group, 41% of which are said to suffer anxiety, according to Harvard University research.

Over the last six years, the amount of women reporting depression increased 10%, from 26.2% in 2017 to 36.7% in 2023, according to a Gallup poll of over 5000 US adults.

With 20 years under my belt as a sociologist, studying the lifestyle patterns of Americans as well as their fulfillment over time, I believe I have stumbled on one possible explanation for this sea of sadness. It might appear a controversial take: too few women are getting married. 

Continue reading at Daily Mail Online . . . .