Breakups hit women harder than men


Finland – A new study shows that women are more likely to use antidepressants after a breakup or divorce than men, The Guardian reported. The study, led by Professor Yaoyue Hu of Chongqing Medical University and funded by the European Research Council and the Academy of Finland, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, carried out an observational study examining 228,644 Finnish citizens aged 50 to 70 between 1996 and 2018.  Of the group, 33% were divorced, 30% had broken up with their partner and moved out, and 37% were widowed. The study found that antidepressant use increased in men by 5% and in women by 7% in the six months leading up to the divorce.