Men suffer more from divorce, study finds

Canadian Press May 22, 2007
OTTAWA — A new study says people whose marriages have broken up are at higher risk of depression than those who remain with their spouse, and that men appear to take the separation harder. The Statistics Canada study found that men who had divorced or separated were six times more likely to report an episode of depression than men who remained married, while women who had undergone marital break-ups were 3.5 times more likely to have had bouts of depression than their counterparts who were still in relationships.The study also found that marital breakups’ relation to depression was independent of other factors often associated with breakups, such as changes in household income, in social support or in the number of children in the household.