Major Depression and Incontinence
Women who suffer from urinary incontinence are likely to suffer from depression. Approximately 10-15% of women experience urinary incontinence, and over 9% of U.S. adults are affected by depression. Around 15% of women who suffer from major depression are also affected by urinary incontinence.
- Major depression (major depressive disorder) is characterized by the presence or 5 or more signs of depression for longer than 2 weeks.
- Major depression is more common in women than men.
- Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control, which is common and at times distressing.