Rehabilitation centre for Depr...

According to a survey conducted by WHO, about 300 million people in the world suffer from depression; yet we don’t talk about it. Unfortunately, very few of them have access to the rehabilitation centre for depression. The need for Depression Rehab & Treatment Intense problems in relationships or at the workplace, broken marriages, broken families […]

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Refusal skills: Is it complica...

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Grief and Management of Compli...

Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s great difficulties. If you have experienced the pain of mourning, you know that any way to ease the loss is welcomed. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock […]

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Religious Practice: Personal E...

It was like any other regular day at Rehabilitation centre meeting families and reviewing the progress of residents but I was a for a sudden surprise when a parent wanted to discharge the resident on the recommendation of an Astrologer and perform a certain type of tantric rituals to ward off the evils. At the […]

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Stages of Alcoholism

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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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