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New study: Second marriage can cause depression

Second Marriage Depression

Research has revealed that men who remarry the second time are more likely to be prescribed antidepressant than those who remained in their first marriage or single.

After getting divorced many men think of going for a second marriage in order to restart the happy life that they had in the beginning of their first marriage, without realizing that the second marriage can lead them to depression.

According to a research, about 200,000 Swedish men born between 1952 and 1956 were studied. The marital statuses and medical records of these men were then compared; also the depression rates in those who remained divorced and those who remarried.

The results showed that those who remarried were 27 percent more likely to be prescribed antidepressants than those who did not marry.

Professor Scott Montgomery, who led the study, said, “Maybe people rush into a second marriage thinking it will be the same as the early, happy years of their first and run into challenges. Perhaps the grass is not always greener. A more positive possibility, but one for which we have no evidence, is that wives of the remarried men who have depression encourage them to seek medical help.”