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You ain't lying. Every mom I know, including myself, is on at least a low dose of antidepressants. We are all different classes, weights, races, etc. The one thing we have in common is that we are mothers, either single moms doing it all, or what I call Married Single Moms who get nothing but a paycheck and regular oil changes (not a euphemism) from their husbands

I realize it's totally anecdotal but like none of my childfree friends admit to being on meds and I don't think they'd lie to me about it.

I would love to see a real study done on this

mothers are the number one victims of overworking (is that a word?). i think they are the most overwhelmed and exploited of people. and the most blamed for everyone's mistakes. that's so unfair...

there are studies about the biological markers of depression. search for BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor - important for the health of neurons), stress and depression. You'll find real studies connecting stress and depression with low BDNF being a biological marker. chronic stress affects BDNF levels, which in turn appears to cause depression symptoms. it's very interesting and informative. ad it kind of explins why we currently live in a mental health crisis era. our modern life is very stressful and inescapable.