MedPage Today (7/1, Minerd) reports, “A high percentage of postmenopausal women experience depression, and the risk is increased by factors including physical disabilities and having many children,” investigators found. In the “cross-sectional study of 485 postmenopausal women surveyed with questionnaires, 199 (41%) were found to have depression,” researcher reported. Factors increasing the risk included consumption of alcohol, “history of illness that required continuous medication,” physical disability, history of a diagnosed mental-health disorder, and “having four or more living children.” The findings were published online in the journal Menopause. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)