A recently released study that followed thousands of adults of both genders for decades indicates that those with depression died earlier than expected, and not just from suicide—with depressed women showing a spike in decreased longevity in the 1990s. What, exactly, made depression more toxic for women, and has this rise leveled off in recent years? Can the burden of the "the second shift" or higher divorce rates be attributed as causes? Or, are women more likely than men to ignore, or even hide, their symptoms and not seek help? I'll ask the study's authors these questions, and more—and then report back for an upcoming story in WebMD Magazine.