For reasons unknown, boomers have a higher risk of major depression than younger people do, though it often goes undiagnosed and untreated.
According to the Archives of General Psychiatry, Americans ages 45 to 64 have the highest rates of depression.
Women are twice as likely to suffer as men are.
The test to get:
If you've been feeling down or hopeless in the past two weeks or you take no pleasure in life, ask your doctor for a depression screening.