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Grey divorces hit women harder than men according to antidepressant use, BMJ study finds

8th February 2024

The Telegraph

Splits after the age of 50 increasingly common as stigma erodes and life expectancy rises.

Grey divorces hit women harder than men and they are twice as likely to use antidepressants during break-ups, a study suggests.

Splits after the age of 50 are increasingly common and are caused by a range of factors including empty nest syndrome, reduced stigma in the modern world and longer lifespan.

But the trend could be harder for women than men, with women more likely to be prescribed antidepressants before and after a divorce than men.

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