Learn about the signs, symptoms, and causes of female depression—and what you can do to recover. Women are about twice as likely as men to suffer from depression but depression is treatable and there are plenty of things you can do to make yourself feel better. However, while you may not have much energy, you probably have enough to take a short walk around the block or pick up the phone to call a loved one, for example—and that can be a great start to boosting your mood and improving your outlook. Need to talk to someone? HelpGuide is reader supported.