Coping with Voices- Living wit...

Hello, I am Krishna, 29 years old. Am just on the way to the hospital for my regular check-up. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia a year back. My experience with schizophrenia a few months ago was terrible. Let me break down the synopsis of my story with schizophrenia.   The Butterfly Effects- That was a […]

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Things to Remember for a Succe...

Mainly, living life with schizophrenia means trying to sustain an indeterminate balance between the things the brain tells and the reality. Statistical data says 40% of the people live a balanced and a productive life with Schizophrenia. The illness may be periodic, with times of deterioration and improvement independent of hopes and actions. All you […]

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Does Drug Rehab Work?

There is a commotion that surrounds drug addiction or abuse of street drugs all across the globe. A common thinking came forward by some surveys that people think that drug addiction can only be cured by the willpower of the addicts, and only they themselves can easily cure their dependency. Also, many of them have […]

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How I lost my job?- Cadabams R...

What could be a bigger heartbreak than when you realise that “YOU ARE FIRED”. And it is because of your addiction. Hello, am Alex (name changed) a successful employee of a reputed company. I had won “The employee of the year” award for two consecutive years now. Like all individuals in this almost rounded globe […]

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Long Term Rehabilitation for D...

Addiction to being sober for long is not a cakewalk. It takes a lot of courage, determination and strength to achieve it. If you have been a drug or alcohol addict and you are over it now then thank and congratulate yourself because you deserve one. If you are not able to get over it […]

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Depression in Women

depression in women

One in four women experiences depression at some point in time in their life. And women are twice as likely to experience clinical depression than men. Still wondering why the women in your life are crying most of the time, or feeling persistently sad, and has no interest in anything. Here is your answer: she may be going through depression. And she needs help (for depression in women).

Depression is persistent and a serious mood disorder. It causes feelings of misery, unhappiness, worthlessness, and helplessness. Depression is an important cause of sickness- related incapacity among women in the humanity today.

Symptoms:

Depression in women includes,

  • Persistent low mood and anxious
  • Feeling empty.
  • Lack of interest or pleasure in the doing activities
  • Excessive crying, irritability and restlessness
  • Negative thoughts, feeling of guilt.
  • Difficulty in early morning awakening, feeling sleepy or insomnia.
  • Lack of appetite or weight loss/ overeating and weight gain.
  • Suicidal thoughts and suicidal attempts.
  • Feeling tired and fatigue.
  • Trouble in decision making and concentration and memory.
  • Constant physical symptoms such as a headache, cramps, digestive disorders and
  • Chronic pain that does not respond to medical treatment.

Why do you think women more depressed?

If you look at the statistics, before adolescents depression is rare, and occurs at about the same rate in girls & boys. However, with the onset of puberty a girl’s risk of developing depression increases drastically to twice that of boys. Some temperament changes and discouraged emotions happen with typical hormonal changes. Pregnancy, prenatal, postnatal, menstruation cycle, pre or post menopause is involved with fluctuated hormonal changes in women. Be that as it may, hormonal changes alone don’t bring about depression. Some of the factors that increase the chance to get the depression in women consist of genetic, reproductive, or other interpersonal factors; biological factors and definite personality and psychological characteristics. Also, a woman plays various roles their lives like mother, wife, employee etc. and women who are reared by single parents suffer high stress that may start the symptoms of depression. Other factors such as,

  • The family history of depression or mood disorders.
  • Before the age of 10 may experience the loss of a parent.
  • Lack of social support or threat of such loss.
  • Experience psychological and social stress, such as relationship stress, loss of a job, marital separation issues.
  • In childhood abuse either physically or sexually.
  • Some infertility treatments and use of oral contraceptives.

While we do understand that women are twice as likely as men to have depression, then why don’t that many women get help? Do you think you may know someone who may be suffering from depression? You must do your bit. Get them help, professional help. The light on the end of the tunnel is that depression is treatable and also in case of chronic depression, we can maintain it. There are various therapeutic options such as medication, psychotherapy like CBT, neurofeedback, group therapy sessions and may such. Get help for your loved one, call us now on +919611194949.

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